Early-morning rain causes flooding, accidents throughout the region

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(KWTX) Heavy rainfall early Friday caused flooding and was a factor in accidents throughout Central Texas.

Salado Creek was beginning to flow over the Main Street Bridge in the Village. (Photo courtesy of Will Lowery)

Because of the threat of bad weather, Central Texas Airshow events scheduled for Friday night have been cancelled.

The heavy rain caused wastewater overflows in both Waco and Temple.

Waco reported a total discharge of 376,360 gallons at nine sites and said the discharges have been stopped at all but three of them.

Spills occurred at manholes near 529 N.36th St., 916 N. Valley Mills Dr., 1916 N. 12th St., 4900 Skeet Eason Rd., 5201 Flat Rock Rd., 400 University Parks Dr., 1100 University Parks Dr., 1702 Dallas St., and 1708 Dallas St.

The City of Temple reported spills totaling nearly 390,000 gallons at eight sites including 4320 Lions Park Rd., 3420 Northwood Rd., 2501 Westwood Rd., 4611 Chestnut Dr., 1601 South 57th St., 3110 FM 3117, 3010 Ira Young and 1722 South 15th St.

Earlier Friday Salado Creek was swollen and water was reported on the Main Street Bridge as well as on FM 2843 outside of Salado.

Early Friday in Belton, southbound Interstate 35 was closed at the U.S. 190/Interstate 14 interchange and all lanes were closed at Main Street because of high water.

Summers Mill Road was washed out between Armstrong Road and FM 1123.

An 18-wheeler overturned at around 4:15 a.m. Friday on southbound I-35 in Belton, temporarily closing the mainlanes at the Main Street exit.

High water was reported at FM 93 and Acres Road in Heidenheimer.

Both the Academy and Holland ISDs delayed the start of classes by two hours because of high water on roads.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely through the day and into the evening hours Friday and locally heavy rainfall is possible.

The ground is saturated in areas where heavy rain has already fallen and additional rainfall could cause flooding.

Coryell County officials Friday were advising residents near the Leon River and adjacent to streams in Coryell County to exercise extreme caution.

Rain chances taper off overnight and by Saturday afternoon it should be mostly sunny.