Heavy rain causes flooding, road closures and rescues in Towne Lake Park in McKinney

Heavy rain Feb. 20 caused flooding near Towne Lake Park in McKinney.

Heavy rain Feb. 20 caused flooding near Towne Lake Park in McKinney.

Heavy rain Tuesday night caused flooding in Towne Lake Park, located near the southwest intersection of Park View Avenue and Wilson Creek Parkway, causing several road closures in McKinney.

According to city officials, on Wednesday morning the following locations had high water, causing the roads to close:

  • Community Center Road behind the McKinney Community Center

  • Park View Avenue at US 75 under the bridge

  • Towne Lake entrances are barricaded

  • Valley Creek Trail at US 75

  • Woodlawn and McIntire roads


According to the National Weather Service, Collin County is under a flood warning which is expected to expire Thursday morning.

It takes six inches of fast-moving water to knock down an adult and a foot of water to carry away a small car, according to the fire department.

Tuesday night the McKinney Fire Department rescued four people from cars swept away by the flooding at Towne Lake Park. Two people were brought to safety by boat and two others were able to walk out, according to a press release from the department.



Heavy rain was also seen at Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa, located at 7910 Collin McKinney Parkway.


By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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