Rainfall Causes Flooding all Over San Angelo Friday Night
Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding and emergency rescues all over town. Emergency personnel are urging motorists to avoid the streets save for cases of absolute emergency (i.e., you need to go to the ER). If you see pooled water on the street, AVOID IT, officials vehemently urge.
The following list includes the areas reported to have several accidents, stranded motorists and high, dangerous waters. Please avoid.
Flooded and High-Danger Areas Include:
- A&M & Oxford
- Ave Q Low water crossing going towards S Chadbourne
- College Hills / Milbrook & Vista del Arroyo area
- Hill (South) and Ave. Q
- Howard and Webster and Howard and Forest Park (near the park)
- Irving (South) and Ave. R
- Knickerbocker and Johnson
- Park View--particularly near College Hills, but the whole street appears to be flooded.
- Pecan and East 3rd
- Pulliam Street Bridge underpass
- Santa Rita area around the river
- Southwest Near Green Meadow by Mcdonald's
- Spalding St. 1500 block
- Sul Ross and Vista Del Arroyo
- Sunset & Sunset (by Sunset. The whole street is a mess)
- Vanderventer and Jackson
- Washington St.--particularly the 900 block
- Foster Road by DPS--There are currently three cars stalled out on Foster Road right in front of the DPS, where water is extremely high. The street is all but impassible.
- On College Hills, at least five cars flooded out and stalled between Oxford and Sunset.
As of 10:18 p.m., AEP Texas reports 793 customers in Tom Green County without power. Affected San Angelo zip codes with total number of customers without electricity currently are:
- 76901-- 3 customers
- 76903--131 customers
- 76904--162 customers
- 76905--326 customers
By 10:50 p.m., all rain in the area had subsided. First responders were heard regrouping and finishing up rescuing stalled vehicles. The weather radar showed a long break in the weather, quite possibly until Saturday. Rain is in the forecast throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Rainfall totals reported around San Angelo Friday night ranged from 0.85 inches to right at one inch south of Christoval. Just about 2.75 inches was reported by LIVE! member Andy Pope near Goodfellow AFB (he sent pics of his rain gauge). A reading of 3.0 inches was reported in Southland by Carol Smith. Amy Lambert reported 2.0 inches near Veribest. Russell Bumann reported 1.4 inches near Lincoln Middle School. If you have a rain gauge, please post your rainfall totals in the comments.
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