PHOTOS: Crews search for drivers caught in Austin flooding

Crews searching Spicewood Springs area from up on 360 (KXAN Photo)
Crews searching Spicewood Springs area for a missing driver from up on 360 (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Floodgates opened Friday night were expected to flood Lady Bird Lake into the surrounding hike and bike trails.

Austin police urged people to avoid the area. W. Cesar Chavez Street under N. Lamar was flooded Friday night.

A vehicle was stuck in water at Anderson Mill Road near Olson Drive, where police blocked the street off.

Crews were searching for a stranded driver in the 6300 block of Spicewood Springs Road, but when first responders reached the vehicle, it was empty.

A house in northwest Austin caught on fire after it was hit by lightning. Another two-story home on Kiefer Court was also on fire, with flames showing through the roof.

Police say a large sinkhole developed on Sierra Blanca in northwest Austin. The road is expected to be shut down for days. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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