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The San Marcos River at Aquarena Springs Drive. PHOTO by JANE HUGHSON VIA FACEBOOK

The San Marcos River at Aquarena Springs Drive. PHOTO by JANE HUGHSON VIA FACEBOOK

Update

2:21 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 31: Roads still closed in San Marcos as of 2 p.m.:

· Cheatham Street at Rio Vista Park
· Hunter Road at Purgatory Creek (1900 Block of Hunter)
· Cape Road between San Marcos River and Luciano  Flores Drive
· I-35 Turn-Around at Blanco River
· River Road at Davis & Aquarena Springs Drive
· Uhland Low Water Crossing on Blanco River
· I-35 Turn-Around at San Marcos River

12:17 p.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 31: These roads have re-opened in San Marcos. For a complete list of road closures in Hays County, visit http://haysinformed.com/

  • Sherbarb at East Access
  • McKie and Love to IH35 Access
  • Cheatham Street from Riverside to E. Hopkins
  • Crepe Myrtle at Pecan
  • 1400 Block of River Road
  • CM Allen at West Access Road of I35
  • River Road from East Access Road to Highway 80
  • River Road at Bugg Lane
  • River Road at the railroad trestle—passable but muddy
  • 900 Block Hwy 80
  • 700 Block of Aquarena Springs (University Drive) at San Marcos River
  • 700  Block of Highway 80
  • Highway 80 at River Road

Earlier

9:15 a.m. THURSDAY, OCT. 31: The Blanco and San Marcos Rivers are beginning to recede this morning after heavy rains in Hays County caused early morning flooding and evacuations in San Marcos.

While numerous roads remain closed, some are reopening as the flood waters recede this morning. The city’s emergency notification system notified some 3,000 people of flooding conditions, and 100 people took shelter at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Heavy rain overnight in Hays County caused flooding and evacuations along the Blanco in San Marcos, including along River Road. The Blanco was expected to crest in San Marcos around 8 a.m. Evacuations by boat were reported.

Residents were evacuated on Riviera Street on the San Marcos River, on River Road between the railroad trestle and Aquarena Springs, Blanco River Lodge, 1975 Aquarena Springs, River Road, Hacienda Mobile Home Park, The Grove, Hackberry Street, the Lodge at Southwest, and Blanco Star Mobile Home Park.

No injuries have been reported.

Temporary shelter is available at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

San Marcos CISD is closed today.

San Marcos road closures Include:

  • McKie Street from Love Street to West Access
  • Evacuation of Riviera Street along San Marcos River (8:25 a.m.)
  • River Road area along Blanco River 900 Block of Highway 80
  • Hunter Road at Purgatory Creek (1900 block)
  • Cheatham Street from the San Marcos River to Hopkins
  • Hunter Road at Purgatory Creek (1900 block)
  • Cheatham Street from the San Marcos River to Hopkins
  • Lime Kiln at Travis Elementary
  • River Road—1300 Block to Highway 80
  • Pecan Street
  • River Road between Davis and Aquarena Springs
  • Uhland at Post Road
  • Uhland at River Road
  • Uhland Low Water Crossing on Blanco River
  • Cape Road between San Marcos River and Luciano Flores Drive
  • CM Allen at West Access
  • Highway 80 at Clarewood (one lane still closed)
  • 1800 Block of River Road
  • Post Road at Champions
  • Palomino at Country Estates

Further information on road closures and conditions can be found at http://haysinformed.com/

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