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

Brazos County Road Closures

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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

 

Current Road Closures (05/26/16 16:17)

17th/ Boulevard

Mumford between Saunders/FM2818

Old Reliance/ Austin’s Colony

SH 6/US 190 is closed at FM 2818 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

Brazos County Road Closures Map

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

At approximately 12:30pm, a tornado touched down in the Wheeler Ridge neighborhood across Boonville into the Miramont subdivision and crossed 1179 into East Brazos County. Emergency responders immediately responded. Door-to-door searches were conducted with no injuries reported. A shelter has been opened at Central Brazos Church.

Severe weather continues to affect the area. Please monitor the local weather and heed all weather warnings.

Roads are closed throughout the cities of Bryan and College Station, as well as, the county. We are asking citizens to stay off the roads if possible. Remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Bryan ISD is currently operating under normal post-school procedures of getting students home. Students may be arriving a little bit later due to the weather. Any students who are unable to return home will be taken back to the school. All after school activities have been cancelled. Please contact your students’ home campus for more information. An informational call was placed to all parents.

CSISD is operating as normal.

Flood Warning Cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled the flood warning for Northern Brazos County.

The Flood Warning is canceled for
The Navasota River Near Normangee
* At 1000 AM Tuesday the stage was 14.9 feet.
* Fell below flood stage at 7:00 AM Tuesday.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast…The river will continue to fall to 14.7 feet by
Wednesday morning.
* At 15.0 feet…Minor lowland flooding begins as water escapes the main channel
and inundates the flood plain.

For up-to-date information on road closures in Brazos County, bookmark the Brazos County Road & Bridge Notifications Map & DriveTexas.

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