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Updated: Blanco, San Marcos rivers begin to recede in San Marcos

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/

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:

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