SAN ANTONIO -- Heavy rain dumped more than two inches of water on San Antonio on Wednesday morning, causing flash flooding and power outages throughout the city.
A flood warning had been issued as rushing rainwater quickly accumulated on the already soggy ground. The warning was lifted as of 11 a.m.
The San Antonio Fire Department reported 21 high-water rescues.
In one case, a woman driving southbound on I-35 hit high water near San Pedro and became stranded. Witnesses said the woman swam to safety as water nearly consumed the entire vehicle.
No injuries were reported.
Transguide officials said the lower level of I-35 southbound from San Pedro to St. Mary's is expected to be closed until late this afternoon.
Barricades and closed roads have been popping up at places like Woodlawn and Wilson on the city's west side, not far from Jefferson High School.
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As of noon, CPS Energy was reporting about 5,000 customers without power throughout the city.