Abilene State Park evacuated, Lake Abilene over spillway

Lake Abilene

ABILENE, Texas - The National Weather Service in San Angelo reported that Abilene State Park was evacuated Tuesday due to floods from sustained rain.

Water was reportedly one foot over FM 89 near Abilene State Park, according to the NWS. Parts of Highway 83/84 south of Abilene were also reportedly underwater.

The alert was issued at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, warning of flash flood possibilities.

Lake Abilene was reported to be one foot over the spillway. That water will flow through Elm Creek and Cedar Creek through the city of Abilene as it makes its way to an already-full Lake Fort Phantom Hill.

The National Weather Service advised of road closures at the following areas:

FM 89 crossing Elm Creek

FM 1086 crossing Red Lake Creek

FM 89 crossing Scott Hollow

Crossings along County Road 127

County Road 116 crossing Lytle Creek

County Road 150 crossing Cedar Creek

Intersection of County Road 134 and County Road 142 crossing Jim Ned Creek

County Road 206 crossing Elomont Creek

Crossings along County Road 134 and County Road 186 crossing Flag Creek.