Heavy rain causes street flooding, some power outages
(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.
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.
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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