Access to the Comal River remains closed

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The Comal River remains closed due to debris from recent thunderstorms.

TOM REEL / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS

Think twice before heading to the river this weekend.

New Braunfels city officials have closed access to the Comal River due to debris from recent thunderstorms. The city has worked all day cleaning branches, mud, rocks, and other items that have been washed downstream, according to a press release on Friday October 15.

Access to the Comal River will resume once the crews have completed the cleanup. The city found that the water flow was around 400 cfs at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and the water clarity remained poor. Officials added that the National Weather Service is predicting more rain over the next 24 hours, which will play a role in future decisions by the city.


Meanwhile, access to the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels has been reopened with immediate effect. The water flowed at approximately 475 cfs at 3:30 p.m. Friday. However, the city warned anyone wishing to use the river to be aware that the water clarity is still somewhat poor and should be careful with the debris that may not be visible.

In San Antonio, floods washed a woman and a 5-year-old girl to their death in a creek on the Far East Side early Thursday morning, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Officials reminded others to turn around and not drown if motorists could see water over a roadway.



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