Record Rain Floods Streets, Closes Roads

posted by 1200 WOAI -

The Flash Flood Warning has been extended to 4:15PM, and the National Weather Service reports record setting rain today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

By mid afternoon, 1.78 inches had officially fallen at San Antonio International Airport.  That breaks the previous record set way back in 1930.

The NWS says areas near the Bexar-Kendall County line received five inches of rain.Streets began closing early this afternoon due to high water.  A portion of Old Fredericksburg Road and Boerne Stage Road were closed in northwest Bexar County, as well as Prue Road in San Antonio.

Fire crews were also called to several reports of motorists stranded in high water, also mainly on the northwest side.

Rain also flooded several bar ditches and low lying areas, making driving difficult in neighborhoods.

The rain is expected to continue into the evening and overnight, and then gradually dissipate on Tuesday.

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