SAPD: Multiple calls to assist motorists after storms moved through Thursday morning

The San Angelo Police Department responded to multiple calls to assist motorists and to clear debris from roadways in the early morning hours Thursday after a slow moving storm brought rain to already saturated areas.

According to a release from the SAPD’s public information office, officers removed branches, trash cans and other debris from roads throughout the weather event.

From 12:25 a.m. to 7:04 a.m. Thursday, the SAPD received to 11 “assist motorist” calls.

12:25 a.m. – South College Hills Boulevard and Sunset Drive – flooded gold Pontiac G6. Driver safe and advised he would come back for the vehicle when the water let up.

12:32 a.m. – A female called to report she had the occupants of a vehicle that was flooded at Sunset Drive and Sul Ross Avenue, they were fine but shaken up. The vehicle was not a hazard to oncoming traffic.

12:39 a.m. – Caller advised there were two cars stuck in the water at West Avenue N and South Jackson Street. Angelo State University sent officers check on it.

12:43 a.m. – Caller advised there was a car abandoned/unoccupied in the middle of Sunset Drive near the Sunset Lake. Officers responded but the vehicle was gone.

1:10 a.m. – Caller advised there was an unoccupied vehicle at South College Hills Boulevard and Oxford Street. Home Motors towed the vehicle.

1:37 a.m. – Caller advised there was a vehicle in the 2000 block of Sunset Drive. Home Motors towed the vehicle.

1:44 a.m. – Caller advised a vehicle was stranded at South Johnson Street and Knickerbocker Road. Officers pushed car out of the roadway and made sure the uninjured driver had a ride.

2:50 a.m. – Caller advised there was a stranded vehicle at The Grove, 4225 S. Jackson St. Officers responded but did not located the vehicle in question.

5:23 a.m. – Caller advised there were two disabled vehicles in the 4300 block of South Jackson Street because of floodwaters. Both vehicles were towed.

5:51 a.m. – Caller advised there were two vehicles in the roadway at Sul Ross Avenue and Vista del Arroyo. One vehicle was towed but the other was driven away by the owner.

7:04 a.m. – Caller advised there was an abandoned vehicle blocking traffic at the low water crossing at Howard and Webster streets. Officers attempted to locate the registered owner but were not able to locate. The vehicle was towed.