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Heavy rain causes street flooding, some power outages

Hewitt officers rescued the driver of this van, which ended up partially submerged in high...
Hewitt officers rescued the driver of this van, which ended up partially submerged in high water in the 900 block of Old Hewitt Road.(Hewitt Police Dept.)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:46 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:16 PM CDT
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(KWTX) - Hundreds were without power in the Waco area and in northeastern McLennan County after another heavy downpour Tuesday morning that caused street flooding and left some motorists stranded in high water.

High water was reported in areas throughout Waco including the area of West Waco Drive and North 34th Street, Bosque Boulevard and State Highway 6, Waco Drive and North 18th Street, Interstate 35 frontage roads north of Valley Mills Drive, Valley Mills and Franklin.

Hewitt officers rescued the driver of a partially submerged van that was filling up with water on Old Hewitt Road.

#WaterRescue. #Flooding Hewitt Officers located this vehicle in the 900 block of Old Hewitt partially submerged- and...

Posted by The Hewitt Police Department on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Firefighters helped a woman to safety after her vehicle was stranded in high water near U.S. Highway 84 and Wickson Road in Woodway.

Water covered both lanes of eastbound Highway 84 in the are of the South Bosque Veterinary Clinic.

Traffic was backed up to the South Bosque River.

Hwy 84 Eastbound near South Bosque Vet Clinic has standing water in both lanes. Traffic is backed up to South Bosque River. Several local streets still having standing water and debris in the roadway.

Posted by Woodway Public Safety Department on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

By 10 a.m., the showers had moved to the east of Interstate 35.

Flooding, road closures, stranded motorists and some downed utility poles were reported in Mexia.

The showers are the last residents are likely to see for at least the next several days.

Some sun may break through the clouds later Tuesday afternoon.

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