Lewisville Lake inched Saturday towards its 100-year flood mark after another overnight rain storm along with additional water flowing into the lake from upstream. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers closed the lake to boaters out of concern large wakes would flood nearby homes.
Cleanup continues as a severe weekend storm overflowed lakes, damaged structures, and turned roads into rivers. Dallasites were taking pictures of the spillway at White Rock Lake as if it’s Niagara Falls.
Rain-soaked North Texas saw flash floods, high-water rescues and motorists stranded on roads overwhelmed by torrential rains Saturday night.
One of the most dramatic scenes played out at the Studio 6 motel near I-35E and Fort Worth Road. The gusts were so strong that it ripped a massive motel sign in half were it was left dangling.
In preparation for expected severe weather in the greater metroplex area, the American Red Cross tested its recently unveiled Digital Operations Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday at its 4800 Harry Hines Blvd. location.
The heaviest sleet/ice accumulation was found from the northern parts of the Metroplex and point north and west. Some spots saw 4″ of sleet atop of a thin layer of ice…nasty conditions over these areas