Overnight Thunderstorms Bring 60 mph+ Winds, Rain, Power Outages

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

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BRYAN - COLLEGE STATION - Overnight thunderstorms dumped a lot of rain across much of the Brazos Valley Saturday night into Sunday morning. Winds clocking in at more than 60 miles an hour and soaking rains uprooted trees and knocked out power in a number of areas in and around Bryan-College Station.

College Station Utilities reports that as of 3:45 p.m. Sunday, about 200 of their customers remain without power and expected to have it restored shortly. Overnight, the company reported as many as 6800 customers without power. Curb high water, high winds, and lightning inhibited much of their overnight power restoration efforts, but crews continue to work to get the lights turned back on for their customers. You can view an up-to-the-minute power outage map from CSU by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

A media representative for Bryan Texas Utilities says nearly 3000 customers lost power overnight, but most of that power has been restored.

According to BTU, at 10:45 a.m., power remained out in the Nantucket area because of a number of trees that have downed power lines. All of its available personnel are working to fix the remaining outages as quickly and as safely as possible. They mention that if your power is out, they know about it, so there is no need to call to inform them of the outage.

BTU is working to compile more information as far as the extent of its overnight power problems and says they should issue more on that later in the day.

Viewers of KBTX News 3 sent in photos of downed trees causing some damage, including one that fell on a parked car in an apartment parking lot, and another which nearly missed a home in a residential neighborhood.

Rain is forecasted to fall off and on throughout the day Sunday - and as of 10:30 AM flash flood watches remain in effect for Austin, Washington, Lee, & Waller counties. A flash flood warning has been issued for Austin county as well. When driving please take precautions by driving under the posted speeds and avoiding any standing water in the roads.

At one point Saturday night Harvey Road had to be shut down by traffic officials

Witnesses calling in to News 3 have reported a number of flooded homes from rain water through damaged roofs as well as from high water from flash floods.

Power outages which began overnight are continuing to affect thousands of customers in our area. News 3 will continue to update you on the extent of those outages online at KBTX.com.

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