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High water floods streets, causes problems for Central TX drivers

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A taxi cab nearly underwater on I-35 and 11th Street was just one of the many wet scenes in Austin on Friday as rain came down for hours causing flash flooding in some areas.

Many of the low water crossings were closed.

Rick Jones lives near a little bridge on Wasson Road that floods whenever it rains this hard.

"Not the biggest yet! We've had it hitting this wall and coming up over it like a big wave so that's pretty impressive and you don't want to drive through that," Jones said.

Even though the signs clearly say "turn around, don't drown" some people just don't listen.

Hambone Littletale also lives nearby. He was clearly glad to see some rain.

"I love it! I don't think that means on any level whatsoever that the drought's over but it sure is nice for one day," Littletale said.

As Littletale made a rain video for his You Tube channel, he pointed out what's missing from the water that he usually sees...plastic bags!

He thanks the Austin bag ban for that.

"Now we still need to get rid of the...plastic bottles and Styrofoam cups. But the biggest source, those plastic bags are gone. And so I want the people of Austin to know that it's working guys," Hambone said.

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