SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Vehicles were flooded throughout San Marcos on Tuesday as a storm system dropped 7 inches of rain in less than two hours on the surrounding area. The city says first responders made around 50 water rescues throughout the day.
Hays County Office of Emergency Management says during the peak of the storm, numerous people had to be rescued, but none were in swift water conditions. Numerous roads were cut off due to the high water, including the frontage road of I-35, which was closed for several hours. The frontage road reopened around 3 p.m., once the high water receded.
In one video shot near the Texas State University campus shows a student trudging through knee-high water. The school suspended afternoon classes but resumed operations by 5 p.m.
Damage to structures appeared to be minimal, but the San Marcos Library did have to cancel their GED and ESL classes because the classroom suffered some damage. Union Pacific also noted some damage to its tracks, which caused the train to stop in the middle of town. The company is working on the problem and hope to have the train up and running by Tuesday night.
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