AUSTIN (KXAN) - Crews are working to fix a water main break in South Austin Thursday morning.
It happened at South Fifth Street and Cardinal Lane, where a 12-inch line burst. Early reports indicated that about six homes are affected but it turns out that many other residents in the area are also affected.
The water is shut off while crews are fixing the broken pipeline.
Claudia Ochela of Stoney Ridge Apartments on South First Street said that the whole complex is without water at the time.
"We are at the mercy of the City of Austin," as they said it would be 4-6 hours until the water gets turned back on, said Ochela.
Meanwhile, she said that the residents are being pretty understanding.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
A Lago Vista couple faces child endangerment charges after authorities found their home covered in feces and garbage.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Cold temperatures forecast for Saturday morning have prompted Georgetown officials to cancel the parade associated with the annual Christmas Stroll. The Stroll, however, will go on.