COUPLAND, Texas (KXAN) — Round Rock Fire Department’s Technical Rescue team responded to a call about a stranded driver and ended up not only saving that driver but also the woman who made the 911 call.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday along County Road 450 in Coupland. The woman saw a person driving into a section of roadway covered with water. When the car was pushed off the road, she called for help. As she was waiting for first responders to arrive, water rose up behind her car — stranding her and her car between two flooded areas up to 5 feet deep.
Round Rock fire officials say they managed to rescue both the stranded driver and the Good Samaritan. They were two of three people rescued in Southeastern Williamson County high waters.
Meanwhile, the heavy storms overnight caused some significant damage, as lightning sparked two house fires in Manor, 75 feet of roadway was washed out on Steiner Ranch Road, and there were widespread power outages. The heavy rains overnight also caused issues on Capitol of Texas Highway, where a rockslide near FM 2222 closed down one of the lanes several hours as crews cleaned up the mess.