Heavy Rains Cancel Final Day of ACL

ACL Festival

Heavy Rains Cancel Final Day of ACL

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013

Heavy rainfall began around 10 p.m. Saturday night, dumping more than six inches of rain in Travis and Hays Counties overnight. Because of the weather, organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival canceled Sunday’s lineup.

So far there haven’t been any reports of injuries or deaths from flash flooding in the area. If you live near, or need to drive over one of the roads prone to flooding, check out this interactive map of what’s open and what’s underwater.

Beyond any flash flooding, the National Weather Service also issued river flooding warnings for Barton Creek and Onion Creek. Those warnings are based on how much rain has already fallen and what’s expected.

ACL festival organizers say ticket holders will automatically be refunded one-third of the price of the three-day pass within three weeks:

Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.

“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. “We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first.” Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order. For questions, please visit http://support.frontgatetickets.com.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department also temporarily closed Barton Springs Pool because of flooding.

Forecasters expect the rain to continue throughout the week.

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