Flash Flooding in Amarillo Leads to Road Closures

Heavy overnight rainfall in Amarillo, Texas, led to flash flooding and road closures on Thursday, June 1, the Texas Department of Transportation said.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning on Wednesday night, urging residents in Amarillo and surrounding communities to seek higher ground. Earlier in the day the weather service had alerted residents of severe thunderstorms that could cause large hail, strong winds, and tornadoes. By Wednesday night the severe weather risk had subsided but flooding concerns remained, they said.

This footage by storm chaser Ian Shelton shows a car driving through a flooded intersection in southwest Amarillo on Wednesday.

Heavy rain would continue through Thursday, according to the NWS. Credit: Storm Chaser Ian Shelton via Storyful

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