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Thunderstorm showers flood Leon Creek

22 Sep 2018

SAN ANTONIO—About 1 to 3 inches (76mm to 101mm) of rain is expected for the weekend of 22 Sept 2018. Thunderstorms rolled through the western sectors of the city at around 2 a.m. on 22 Sept. at which time weather officials issued flash flooding warnings. The storm progressed north to the Texas Hill Country, dumping 6 inches (127 mm).

Leon Creek overflowed its banks in several places. The trailhead at O. P. Schnabel Park is underwater, unsafe to cross. The greenway trail under Bandera and Grissom Road and other bridges is underwater.

As of date, the Alamo City received 1 to 4 inches (28 to 104 mm) of rainfall in September 2018.

View looking south from UTSA Blvd. bridge
View looking south from UTSA Blvd. bridge—Photo: SRR

View of trail high and dry below UTSA Blvd. bridge
View of trail high and dry below UTSA Blvd. bridge—Photo: SRR

Bridge between Old Babcock and Hausman Rd—flooded creek shown below
Bridge between Old Babcock and Hausman Rd—flooded creek shown below—Photo: SRR

View looking south from bridge between Old Babcock and Hausman Rd.
View looking south from bridge between Old Babcock and Hausman Rd.—Photo: SRR

Picturesque view from bluff at O. P. Schnabel Park
Picturesque view from bluff at O. P. Schnabel Park—Photo: SRR

O. P. Schnabel Trailhead completely flooded
O. P. Schnabel Trailhead completely flooded—Photo: SRR

Looking under bridge at Grissom Road
Looking under bridge at Grissom Road—Photo: SRR

Trail at Grissom Road trailhead goes under water—no riding here today folks
Trail at Grissom Road trailhead goes under water—no riding here today folks—Photo: SRR

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