It was a long night for San Antonio city crews, as twenty rapid response crews spent the night clearing debris from roadways following last night's severe storm, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
City Manager Erik Walsh says the major problem is downed trees and tree limbs, which fell on streets, driveways, and parked cars.
“Our team will be working through the night to deal with the aftermath of the storm,” Walsh said. “Our first priority is to ensure that roads are passable, and we ask that residents be vigilant in reporting any issues to 311.”
The crews were also busy fixing traffic lights, downed power and phone lines, and street lights.
The tree limbs and material from damaged homes and businesses are being stacked for now, and crews will return as soon as the pickup is done to remove the debris.
One man is dead after he may have been hit by lightning. Police say he was working on roof repairs on a home on Bordelon Way, which is in Timberwood Park, when the storms blew in. He was pronounced dead at Stone Oak Methodist Hosptial.
CPS Energy and Spectrum crews have also been busy overnight. At the height of the storm more than 60,000 CPS Energy customers were without electric power, that number has been reduced but there are still some 20,000 homes in the dark.
Widespread internet and cable TV outages were also reported.
There are no low water crossings still barricaded this morning.
A fire badly damaged a home in the 97000 block of Lockberry Lane, which is near the Hyatt Hill Country resort on the far northwest side. Nobody was hurt, but damage is estimated in excess of $100,000. No word if the cause of the fire was related to the storm.
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