Floodwaters damage bridges, leaving neighborhood trapped

Floodwaters damage bridges, leaving neighborhood trapped

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Rushing flood waters damaged bridges in south Austin leaving neighbors trapped.

Folks who live in the Arroyo Doble neighborhood tell us they were pretty much cut off from the rest of the world today because of what happened to their two bridges thanks to Onion Creek and Bear Creek that run right through there.

Debris piled up and ripped some of the asphalt right off the road. Also a mysterious SUV washed up which neighbors don't seem to know where that came from.

"At 5:00 in the morning, I was out here checking and you could not see the bridge at all. It was all under water. And it was just a roaring noise as it was going by," said Jonas Ybarra, who lives near Bear Creek.

Some of the Arroyo Doble folks had to rely on each other to make walking trips to the store for supplies because they couldn't get their cars across the bridge.

"Going next door, talking to our neighbors, hey do you have food? Do you have toilet paper? What happened to your house? Are you ok? Does anybody need anything? said Marshall Benson and Alex Taylor, who live near the bridges.

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