Wed January 25, 2012
Austin Storm Update
Storms that blew into Austin early this morning are still affecting the city. The National Weather Service is reporting a 24-hour rainfall total of 5.74 inches at Austin Bergstrom Airport.
Austin Energy had several outages to contend with this morning, including one at South Congress and Annie St. Five-hundred customers were without power at that location. Council member Mike Martinez said on Twitter that the South Congress and Annie St. area “is hardest hit right now.” The outage was caused by tree limbs falling on power lines. But according to Austin Energy's outage map, power to the area has been restored.
The city’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management still lists five roads as closed. They are:
- Spicewood Springs from Old Lampasas to 360
- 5300 Old Spicewood Springs
- 6345 Joe Tanner
- 5100 Wasson Rd
- Ross Rd at Pierce Ln
A flood warning will continue to be in effect for Onion Creek at US 183 until tonight. Minor flooding is forecast.