Road Closures in Brazos County May 27, 2016 11:00 AM

Koppe Bridge Road at River Place Subdivision

Royder Road (close to the dead end)

Cherokee Road at Hwy 6

Peach Creek Road at Hwy 6

Peach Creek Road at Lick Creek

Sulphur Springs Road at Hickory

Weedon Loop at the Bridge

Elmo Weedon Road at Wickson Creek

Grassbur Road at Wickson Creek

Old Reliance Road at Mathis Creek

Old Reliance Road at Bowman Creek

Old Reliance Road at Wickson Creek

Oak Lake Road between FM 2038 and Democrat Road

Democrat Road at Hwy 21

Kurten Cemetery Road at Mathis Creek

Dilly Shaw Tap Road at Wickson Creek

Wilcox at Wickson Creek

Woodville at Rabbit

Rabbit Lane at Thurmun

Democrat Road at Navasota River

Dick Elliot Road at FM 974 (Wickson Creek)

Dick Elliot Road at OSR

Old Hearne Road at OSR

Mumford Road at FM 2818

Mumford Road at Saunders

Burt Road at the bridge

Silver Hill Road at Thompson Creek

Old Bundick Road at McDonald Creek

Macey Road at the Bridge

Edge Cuttoff Road at Rocky Creek

Edge Cuttoff Road at OSR

Edge Schoolhouse Road at Rocky Creek

FM 1179 at Grassbur

In College Station

Bird Pond Road

Wilderness Drive in Raintree Drive

In the City of Bryan

Dumas & MLK

Road Closures as of 8am

BRAZOS COUNTY

FM 1179 at Grassbur is closed. For additional updates visit: http://j.mp/brazosroads.

City of Bryan – Intersections around Wheeler Ridge which are closed:

Boonville Rd / Cedar Hill Dr

Woodcrest Dr / Willow Oaks St

Woodcrest Dr /  Green Valley Dr

Ravenwood Dr / Meadowbrook Dr

Meadowbrook Dr / Woodcrest Dr

Green Valley Dr / Willow Oaks St

 

 

7:45 AM Press Release

 

PRESS RELEASE

5/27/2016 – 0745hrs

Additional Information – Severe Weather Incident

 

Media are welcome at the Community Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) between 9:30am and 11:00am. The CEOC is located at 110 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Bryan, Texas 77843. Contact PIO on Duty: 979-436-2843.

 

 

Emergency calls from 5/26/2016 at 10am through 5am on 5/27/2016

Stalled Vehicles    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
29 5 9 2 8 4

 

Minor Accidents    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
12 1 1 0 9 0

 

Major Accidents    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
23 1 18 0 5 0

 

Water Rescue Tone Outs*    
City of Bryan Brazos County City of College Station
10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am 10am-10pm 10pm-5am
25 0 16 0 3 0

*May not reflect actual number of rescues.

7am Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
5/27/2016 – 0645hrs
Severe Weather Incident

Overnight law enforcement maintained a perimeter around the Wheeler Ridge area. We ask that the public refrain from going into the storm affected area, unless they have proof of residency. Bryan and College Station Police Departments patrolled the area and there were no calls for service overnight.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 8:30am. More rain is expected after 12:00pm. The potential for additional flooding still exists. Local departments will maintain increased staffing levels to enable a swift response to any additional problems that arise. Most of the flooded roadways within the cities have reopened at this time. However, there are still numerous roadways closed in the county. A list of current road closures is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Bryan Texas Utilities currently has approximately 1,000 customers without power. BTU crews will continue to work diligently throughout the day to restore power to its customers. An online outage map can be accessed at: outages.btutilities.com. Citizens can call 979-822-3777 to report outages. Please do not call Brazos County Dispatch to report an outage, unless it is a medical emergency.

Most residents affected sought shelter with family, friends, and at local hotels. Overnight American Red Cross maintained a shelter at Central Baptist Church for approximately 10 citizens. Citizens needing assistance can contact 2-1-1 to be put in contact with the appropriate agency.

Initial damage assessment estimate approximately 50-60 homes were affected by the tornado. Response efforts today will focus on more detailed damage assessment and clearing the roadways of debris. The Incident Command Post and the Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center continue to coordinate emergency response efforts.

Bryan Independent School District has cancelled classes for the day. Monitor local media outlets for additional school closings.

Road closure update (05/26/16 22:00)

Brazos County Road Closures

http://j.mp/brazosroads

21 and Wixon Creek will be open within the hour

 

City of Bryan Road Closures

MLK @ Dumas

The following intersections in the Wheeler Ridge subdivision will be closed tonight.

Boonville Rd / Cedar Hill Dr

Woodcrest Dr / Willow Oaks St

Woodcrest Dr /  Green Valley Dr

Ravenwood Dr / Meadowbrook Dr

Meadowbrook Dr / Woodcrest Dr

Green Valley Dr / Willow Oaks St

Traffic Lights are out at the following intersections and it is difficult to see the officers directing traffic:

Boonville Rd / Copperfield Dr  (temporary stops signs are in the works)

Briarcrest Dr / Boonville Rd

 

City of College Station Road Closures

FM 2154 @ Greens Prairie

Flagstone @ Greens Prairie Tr

 

TAMU Road Closures

All roadways open all this time.

 

10pm Press Release

UPDATE:

Public safety officials are still working in the storm affected area. The Wheeler Ridge area is currently closed to everyone except emergency responders and citizens with proof of residency. A list of current road closures in the cities and the county is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/.  Bryan Fire Department and Texas Task Force 1 water rescue crews will be on standby overnight. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Law enforcement has secured the area and will continue patrols throughout the night. Residents of the affected area can seek shelter at Central Baptist Church located at 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas 77845.  Citizens with animals evacuating to the shelter can contact 2-1-1 to coordinate temporary care for their animal with the local animal shelters.

All Bryan Independent School District (BISD) students have been released to their parents. BISD will be monitoring the weather and road closures to make a decision concerning their schools tomorrow morning. Monitor official BISD communication channels for updates and information.

Bryan Texas Utilities currently has approximately 1,800 residents without power. BTU crews will be working diligently throughout the night to restore power to its customers. An online outage map can be accessed at: outages.btutilities.com. Citizens can call 979-822-3777 to report outages.  Please do not call Brazos County Dispatch to report an outage, unless it is a medical emergency.

College Station Utilities is reporting no outages at this time.

The Incident Command Post and Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center will be activated throughout the night to coordinate emergency response efforts.

Overnight severe weather is not expected; however, storms are possible as early as 7am and severe weather is possible tomorrow afternoon.  Continue to monitor local weather outlets.

Citizens can contact 2-1-1 for information concerning shelter locations and local resources.

The following emergency response agencies are currently involved: City of Bryan Police and Fire, City of College Station Police and Fire, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Texas Utilities, Atmos Energy, City of Bryan Emergency Management, City of Bryan Public Works, City of College Station Emergency Management, Brazos County Emergency Management, Texas A&M University Emergency Management, the Brazos Incident Management Team, Texas Task Force 1 (Water rescue crews from the following fire departments: Austin, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Killeen), Texas Department of Public Safety, and the American Red Cross.

Situation Update (05/26/16 18:00)

PRESS RELEASE

5/26/2016

Severe Weather Incident

At approximately 12:45pm, a tornado was reported in the Wheeler Ridge neighborhood. The tornado traveled in a northeastern direction into the Miramont subdivision and then into East Brazos County.  Initial reports on-scene indicate that this is a low grade tornado. Structures sustained heavy roof damage, trees were uprooted, and heavy damage to outbuildings.  There were no reports of injuries or fatalities. First responders have been going door-to-door checking for residents. Utility services have been disconnected to the affected areas. BTU and Atmos are on-scene. Residents of the affected area can seek shelter at Central Baptist Church located at 1991 FM 158, College Station, Texas 77845.  To get to Central Baptist, residents should take University Drive to FM 158. Citizen with animals evacuating to the shelter can contact 2-1-1 to coordinate temporary care for their animal with the local animal shelters.

Severe weather continues to threaten the area.  The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning until 6pm this evening, a thunderstorm warning until 5:45pm.  Roads are closed throughout the community. We are asking citizens to stay off the roads if possible. Remember to turn around, don’t drown. A list of current road closures is being maintained on the Brazos CEOC Website: http://brazosceoc.org/.

The Independent School Districts should be contacted directly for information concerning students.

An Incident Command Post has been established where first responders are coordinating emergency response. The Community Emergency Operations Center has been activated to support the Incident Command Post and sheltering operation.

BTU is reporting that approximately 2,500 customers are currently without power. Majority of the outages were caused by lightning strikes. Crews will be working around the clock to restore power; however, due to road closures there is limited access to affected areas.

College Station Utilities is reporting no outages at this time.

Citizens can contact 2-1-1 for information concerning shelter locations and local resources.

The following emergency response agencies are currently involved: City of Bryan Police and Fire, City of College Station Police and Fire, Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Utilities, Atmos Energy, City of Bryan Emergency Management, City of College Station Emergency Management, Brazos County Emergency Management, Texas A&M University Emergency Management, the Brazos Incident Management Team, and the American Red Cross.

Road Closure Update (05/26/16 17:00)

FM 1179/ FM 158

Harvey Road at Copperfield Dr

2380 Walsh

Veterans Park

Harvey Road at Appomattox Dr

Harvey Road at Weedon

Bullinger Creek/Thornberry

Wayside Btwn Avondale/Burton

29th/ Barak

Earl Rudder Fwy/Water Locust

1200 S. College

Briarcrest/ Country Club

Pierce/ 23rd

N Texas/ Lightfoot

3104 Tennessee

1306 E 26th St

Park Oak @ Tiffany Park

WJB @Freeman

SH 21 Btwn Sims and Texas

Carter Creek/ Esther

Hall/ 18th

Mockingbird/Palasota

Missouri/Russell

Carter Creek @ Capacity

600 Blk Sulphur Springs

MLK Dunbar

1179 Closed at Briarcrest to 2038

Southwest Parkway from Wellborn to Hwy 6 Holleman/Glade KrenekTap/ King Cole Harvey Rd – several areas Longmire/Deacon Spruce/Boyett George Bush/Anderson George Bush/ Texas is down to one lane Krenek Tap/ Dartmouth Deacon/Arroyo Court Burt Rd at bridge-1mi N of Smetana Rd Cherokee Dr at SH 6 Democrat Rd at Sand Creek Dick Elliott Rd at OSR – High Water Dilly Shaw Tap Rd at Mathis Creek Dilly Shaw Tap Rd btwn House Est & FM 974 Dilly Shaw Tap Rd at Wickson Creek (Lilly Dairy) Edge Cut-Off Rd 0.5 mile from OSR Edge School House Rd at Little Cedar Creek Elmo Weedon Rd at Wickson Creek Bottom – Water over rd Grassbur Rd at Wickson Creek (FM 1179) Hopes Creek Rd at River Place House Cemetery Rd- Address #15650 JC Long Dr @ Westway & Lakewood Kathy Fleming Rd at FM 159 Koppe Bridge Rd along roadway – Water over rd Mumford Rd at Saunders (Thompson Creek) Mumford Rd west of Harvey Mitchell Oak Lake Rd btwn FM 2038 & Democrat Rd – Water over rd Peach Creek Rd at Lick Crk (Sulphur Springs Rd) Peach Creek Rd at SH 6 (at bridge) Pleasant Hill Rd at Still Creek Rabbit Ln 1 mi N of Thurman Rd Rabbit Ln at Woodville Rd Royder Rd past Frierson Rd So Dowling at I&GN – Water over rd Silver Hill Rd at Thompson Creek Straub Rd at Creek S of Arhopulos Rd-Water over rd Wilcox Ln 0.25 from FM 974

TAMU Road Closures

North Houston at University Drive

East Main Drive at Texas Avenue

Eastbound lane of Kimbrough Blvd at Discovery Drive

Northbound lane of penberthy

Pot hole on Agronomy Road at the Transportation Center.  Road is open but barricade blocking hole.

as of 3:44pm:

 

17th/ Boulevard

Mumford between Saunders/FM2818

Old Reliance/ Austin’s Colony

SH6/190 Southbound at FM2818 in North Bryan Carson/Orman

300 Blk E. Villa Maria

3000 Blk S. College Ave

Dumas/MLK

E 25th between Dillard/Coulter

2700 Blk Broadmoor

700 Blk Waco

700 Blk E. 18th

WJB/ Haswell – both sides

Texas/Woodville

Entrance to Wheeler Ridge subdivision

1100 Blk S. Main Street

Villa Maria between Cavitt/Texas