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Updated: Thursday, 26 Jan 2012, 7:58 AM CST
Published : Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012, 4:10 AM CST
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Here is a listing of road closures and power outages in central Texas due to weather in our area.
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Emergency Road Closures
The following roads in Kyle are closed due to flooding caused by this morning's heavy rains. Please remember to avoid low water crossings and never drive around barricades. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!
Other roads may need to be closed as more rain is expected through Wednesday morning.
Please remember to monitor the weather and take appropriate precautions as needed.
Most San Marcos roads are open to traffic following some street flooding. At 11 a.m. the only two roads that are still closed are the Uhland Road crossing at the Blanco River and River Road at the railroad trestle. An expected rise on the Blanco River will keep the Uhland Road crossing closed until later Wednesday afternoon.
Car reportedly completely submerged on State Highway 71 west off the road. People rescued by passer-by. Also have a new 911 call at 181 Caldwell Road with people trapped in home with severe flooding.
Water over the road at 10th and Lamar in Downtown Austin. KXAN's Natalie Stoll said we've received reports that AFD is rescuing a stranded vehicle.
Reports of a water rescue at 12th and Chicon.
Reports of a mother and child inside a flooded home, Mustang Ridge off Islers Road.
Reports of wind damage near Springdale.
School closures and delays
Austin Energy update as of 11 a.m.
Just restored power to the Congress Avenue corridor, so the number of outages is down to 400 customers.
update as of 10:30 a.m.
About 900 AE customers remain without power from the overnight storm. The largest outage involves about 500 customers in the Congress Avenue/Annie Street area. That outage was caused by tree limbs on power lines that is requiring a good bit of tree trimming before repairs can be made. More than 35 Austin Energy repair crews are working to restore power to all customers. Repairs are needed at about 43 locations. One very intense part of the storm damaged homes, uprooted trees and downed power lines in the Springdale/Ferguson street area. In that location several poles must be replaced and lines and equipment reset.
Customers should report all outages by calling 322-9100.
Austin Energy update as of 7 a.m.
Approximately 2000 Austin Energy customers are without power with repairs needed at about 80 locations. AE Field Forces are fully deployed in outage restoration efforts. Completing all repairs – with some outage calls still coming in -- could take into the afternoon. Customers should report power outages by calling 322-9100.
Austin Energy update as of 6:15 a.m.
About 2,800 Austin Energy customers are without power at this hour as additional calls are coming in from customers who awaken to find their power is off. These are smaller outages but in a large number of locations. Austin Energy estimates repairs are needed at between 70-80 locations. The challenge is getting crews to all locations as quickly as possible in rush hour traffic.
Customers can help speed up the outage response effort in this way: all customers who have an outage—should call in their outage. This helps the Outage Management System better pinpoint the piece of equipment that may be responsible for a particular outage. For instance, a transformer (grey box at the top of a power pole) generally serves between 6-12 homes. If a transformer trips off line and most or all of the homes affected call in the outage, the Outage Management System will point to the transformer because the system is looking for a common piece of equipment or section of power line serving the affected customers. This allows Austin Energy repair crews to go straight to the problem and make the repair. If only a few customers call in an outage – that broadens the range of equipment that must be checked.
All power outages should be reported by calling 322-9100.
Austin Energy Update 5:30 am
About 2,800 Austin Energy customers are without power at this hour with outages scattered throughout the service area. A large number of those outages affect a small number of customers at each location with repairs needed at an estimated 75 locations. Two larger outages affect about 400 customers in the FM 620/Lake Creek Parkway area and about 400 customers in the South Congress/ Riverside Drive area. A large number of outages were caused by lightning strikes that damaged fuses which protect power lines, transformers and other equipment. Austin Energy has 15 repair crews in service and will double that number by sunrise. All power outages should be reported by calling 322-9100.
Austin Energy Update 4:45 am
About 5,000 Austin Energy customers are without power from the storm activity and heavy lightning. Outages are scattered though there are a few more concentrated in the central and north parts of the Austin area . The largest outage affects about 1,700 customers in the FM 973/Hunters Bend area. There are a small number of poles and lines down in the Highway 290 area. Some 50 circuits have operated during the storm – some multiple times -- primarily due to lightning. This means they tripped off line but were able to be re-set. The number of outage reports is expected to increase as customers awaken. Lightning can blow fuses that protect power lines and equipment. Austin Energy has a dozen crews in service with additional crews coming in. All power outages should be reported by calling 322-9100.
KXAN viewers are reporting power outages in Weberville.
KXAN viewers are reporting power outages on Riverside.
KXAN viewers are reporting power outages in Pflugerville near Wells Branch and Dessau areas. KXAN viewer Luce Garcia from Pflugerville says water has flooded her garage and is coming up to her front door.
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