(KXAN) - The First Warning Weather team is tracking heavy rainfall overCentral Texas. A Flash Flood Warning was in effect for Hays,western Travis, western Williamson and northeastern Burnet countiesuntil 5 p.m. Saturday. KXAN Live Doppler and NEXRAD radarsindicated rainfall intensifying Saturday morning.
Another Flash Flood Warning for Travis and Williamson countieswas in effect until 9:30 p.m. These areas have already seenanywhere from 2-5 inches of rain within the last 24 hours. Anadditional 2-4 inches with isolated 3-5 inches of rain is possibleover the warned areas.
The Williamson County officials are reporting CR 220 is nowclosed to due high waters.
The widespread rainfall is a result of a very slow moving lowpressure system, which is providing Central Texas the much-neededrain this week.
Specific areas affected by current conditions -
Anderson Mill - vehicles are stalled in high water on theroadway.
Salado Main St Bridge - closed due to flood related damage .
CR 229, CR 245, CR 230 at CR 229, CR 250, CR 232, CR 305, CR308, CR 307
CR 269 at Parmer Lane
CR 214 south of San Gabriel Ranch Road
Sam Bass at Great Oaks
CR 179 at CR 175
CR 270 at Gabriel Dr.
CR 230 at CR 229
300 CR 241
Mellow meadow at Lake Creek
3300 Brushy Creek Rd by Champion Park
CR 220 at the bridge
FM 487 at CR 232 and at Beck St. and at Chris Lane
Crystal Falls Parkway between 183 and 183A
Sam Bass and Great Oaks - Brushy Creek is flowing over Roadwaybetween the two streets.
Dove Springs, Creekbend, Wagonbend area - rapidly rising waterand may approach bank full status.
Current Low Water Crossings that are closed in the City ofAustin:
5100 Wasson Rd (at Congress)
6345 Joe Tanner
6700 Lakewood Dr. (In Bull Creek Park)
6800 Old Bee Caves Road
Spicewoods Springs Road between loop 360 and Old LampassasTrail
Mellow Meadow Dr and Lake Creek Pkwy - high water stalling outvehicles.
6700 Lakewood Dr.(In Bull Creek Park) - closed
Loop 360 at Old Lampasas Trail - closed
620/Saddlebrook area around Lakeline mall - monitor streamsand weather closely.
Lower Shoal, Boulldin, Johnson and Waller creeks in thedowntown area - pedestrians avoid trails today, expected to closeby 3:30 p.m.
Automatic barriers are blocking anyone from driving across roadnear Bull Creek in Northwest Austin Saturday afternoon.
'That's why I came down this way, because I thought it wasn'tenough rain, so I wouldn't be able to go passed, but I guess it'smore dangerous than I expected." said Vincent Vu, AustinResident.
At another low water crossing in Austin, people living nearbycame to see how high the water is rising.
"It's pretty exciting," said Neil Fuselier, Austin Resident."Rain hasn't happened for so long. Sometimes you wonder if theyremember what it is."
Meanwhile, Texas military personnel along with four blackhawkhelicopters and four swift water rescue teams are standing by,ready to rescue at a moment's notice.
"The Governor felt he didn't want to take any chances," saidGonda Moncada, Texas Military Forces Deputy Public Affairs. "Ifthere were any low water crossings where folks need to be rescued,we have the vehicles and aircraft to do that."
Hopefully, troops will not be needed during the weekend rainevent, since most Texans know the dangers of flash flooding.
"That's Texas weather," said Vu. "I mean, we were dry for solong and now it's raining. That's the way we like it here."
Emergency officials warn only 6 inches of water can lift andmove a car. From the National Weather Service forecastoffice:
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1113 PM CDT SAT SEP 12 2009
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS EXTENDED THE
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
MILAM COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
* UNTIL 230 AM CDT
* AT 1110 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTSDETECTED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN FROM CAMERON...TO ROCKDALE AND
THORNDALE...NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH. RADAR INDICATES THAT 4 TO 6INCHES
HAVE FALLEN ACROSS PARTS OF WESTERN MILAM COUNTY SINCE THIS
AFTERNOON. ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 230AM
CDT...MAINLY ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE COUNTY.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS NOTED THAT SEVERAL ROADS REMAIN IMPASSABLEAND
MANY CREEKS OUT OF THEIR BANKS. THIS SHOULD CONTINUE INTO THEEARLY
* LOCATIONS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE AFFECTED BY HEAVY RAIN
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADTO
UNKNOWN DEPTHS. IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER TOCARRY AWAY
MOST SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUPS. TAKE A DIFFERENTROUTE TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL THE WATER RECEDES.REMEMBER...
MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZETHE
DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT AT NIGHT TOTELL HOW
MUCH WATER IS ON THE ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF RUSHINGWATER
TO CARRY AWAY MOST SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUPS.MOTORISTS
SHOULD NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. TAKE ADIFFERENT
ROUTE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL THE WATERRECEDES.
Flash Flood Watch Statement:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
800 PM CDT SAT SEP 12 2009
...FLASH FLOOD THREAT CONTINUES FOR MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRALTEXAS...
.LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER AND MIDDLE LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
REMAINS OVER CENTRAL TEXAS AND WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE OUT TOTHE
NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. GIVEN ALREADY SATURATED GROUNDS IN AREASFROM
PREVIOUS DAYS RAINS...LITTLE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL CAUSERAPID
RUNOFF AND FLASH FLOODING.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BASTROP...SAN ANTONIO...BLANCO...
BURNET...LOCKHART...NEW BRAUNFELS...CUERO...LA GRANGE...
800 PM CDT SAT SEP 12 2009
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUEDA
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWINGCOUNTIES...BASTROP...BEXAR...BLANCO...
LAVACA...LEE...LLANO...TRAVIS...WILLIAMSON AND WILSON.
* THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
* SATURATED SOIL FROM RECENT RAIN WILL COMBINE WITH ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL OVER THE WATCH AREA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2-4 INCHES...WITH SPOTTY TOTALS NEAR 7
INCHES...ARE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 71.SOUTH
OF THIS AREA...SPOTTY 1-3 INCH AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED.
* CONTINUED RAIN THROUGH SUNDAY OVER THE AREAS WHICH HAVERECEIVED
HEAVY RAIN OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS WILL FILL LARGER STREAMSAND
RIVERS AND EXACERBATE ONGOING FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN OR NEAR
THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...PLAN NOW FORWHAT
YOU WILL DO IF FLASH FLOODING DEVELOPS. STAY INFORMED AND BE
READY TO ACT IF YOU SEE FLOODING OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNINGIS
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