UPDATED at 8:37p, September 24, 2014

According to KAMC News, the eastbound main lanes of the Marsha Sharp Freeway at University Avenue have been reopened to traffic.  Flooding has receded across parts of the MSF and North Lubbock streets.


Wednesday evening, a thunderstorm dropping a large amount of rain hit Lubbock and Hockley counties.

Within one hour, over 1.6" of rain fell at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport between 5:50p-6:50p.  As of 8p over 0.7" of rain has been recorded at the KFYO Studios.

Allen Corbin, KFYO.com
Allen Corbin, KFYO.com

The flooding got so bad near the Texas Tech campus that the Marsha Sharp Freeway at University Avenue was closed just before 8p.  Texas Tech student, Kacie Phillips (@kacie_phillips) captured a photo of the flooding at the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Flooding has also been reported in Tech Terrace and other neighborhoods north of 50th Street.

At least 130 Lubbock Power & Light electrical customers lost power during the storm in Lubbock.

Other communities across the South Plains receiving large amounts of rainfall on Wednesday, include Sundown with at least 0.6" of rain, Wolfforth at least 1.5" of rain, Anton at least 0.99" of rain and Amherst at least 1.23" of rain according to the Texas Tech Mesonet.

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