Tornadoes and flooding reported in Central Texas as storms sweep - KXXV Central Texas News Now


Tornadoes and flooding reported in Central Texas as storms sweep through

CENTRAL TEXAS, TX (KXXV) - Severe weather is making its way across Central Texas Monday as heavy rain, hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are all possible. DO NOT attempt to drive through high water. Turn around, don't drown.

A possible tornado is being reported near Pidcoke in Coryell County. The National Weather Service confirmed one person is dead and four were injured in Milam County after a reported tornado ripped through the area.

All across Central Texas, there are reports of flooding. DPS is reporting flooding on I-35 access roads in multiple counties. Everyone is being asked to stay home and off the streets until the water levels go down. Please use caution if you do travel.

Patrol officers are reporting traffic signal issues and very heavy rain are making driving conditions in Waco very hazardous. Police are warning residents to stay off La Salle because of high water.

Salado's mayor says damage has downed power lines and trees mostly. Parts of village are without power. Salado Creek is running swiftly and he says all low water crossings are closed, do not try to cross them or allow kids to play near them.

In Robertson County, FM 391 is closed at Lost Creek. DPS crews are moving downed trees throughout the Robertson County.

FM 3059 at Highway 75 is closed due to flooding in Freestone County. Highway 75 at the railroad crossing is also closed due to flooding.

In Madison County, Highway 75 is closed at McVey Lane, about 2 miles north of I-45, due water over the roadway.

As of Tuesday morning, there were still hundreds of reported power outages across Central Texas.

Click here to check the outage map.
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