Historic flooding along the Llano River in Kingsland, Texas, has forced evacuations and destroyed the FM 2900 bridge.
— Nicole Hartford ⚡️ (@NHartfordWX) October 16, 2018
As the Llano River crested to its highest level since 1935, the FM 2900 bridge in Kingsland collapsed this morning around 9:15 a.m., according to KXAN. Local reports say that portions of the collapsed bridge are being washed down the Llano River.
In the video below, you can see the moment that the bridge collapsed.
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) October 16, 2018
More than ten inches of rain have fallen in central Texas since Monday, causing severe flooding. The river is expected to crest at 41 feet. Floodwaters are not expected to recede until Wednesday.
The Llano County Office of Emergency Management is urging anyone within a quarter of a mile of Llano River to evacuate immediately.
Flooding has closed numerous roads in the area. Please click here for up to date road closure information from DriveTexas.org.