• February 27, 2017

Heavy rainfall causes commute disruptions

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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:17 am

Heavy rainfall caused disruptions in the daily commute of some Killeen residents Tuesday morning.

High water levels caused a Killeen Police Department officer to block off an on-ramp at Central Texas Expressway and Trimmier Road, according to KPD spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

The weather also caused the traffic lights at Jasper Road and East Central Texas Expressway to falter. Miramontez said the city has been notified of the blinking traffic lights.

Killeen-area residents should expect a total accumulation of between 1.5 and 2.5 inches by the end of the day. Once this wave of precipitation has passed, there shouldn’t be any more until Sunday, when there is a 40 percent chance of rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Patricia Sanchez. The skies will still remain cloudy for the rest of the week, but the temperatures will reach the lower 70s through Saturday.

“The rain is moving east, so we should be in the back end of it,” Sanchez said.

There might be some flooding in areas of low drainage, but Sanchez said that Central Texas residents should expect “nothing major.”

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