SAN ELIZARIO, Texas (AP) — Cleanup has begun at some West Texas cemeteries damaged during last week's heavy rain that loosened ground and toppled headstones.
The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/196OWT5 ) reported Tuesday that a 100-foot-wide pond has formed at the San Elizario cemetery run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso. Jorge Vergen with Catholic Properties says officials first dealt with rainfall and then a water main broke Sunday and contributed to flooding.
Vergen says the diocese has also been trying to fix sunken graves at its cemeteries in Canutillo, Sierra Blanca and Dell City.
The Fort Bliss National Cemetery also suffered flood damage to hundreds of gravesites. Director Andrew Matthews estimates repair costs of about $20,000.
Forecasters say the El Paso area received more than 3 inches of rain over four days.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.