Storms bring flood danger and delay TCU-Texas game

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Posted on October 26, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 9:57 AM

Parched North Texas received a welcome dose of rainfall on Saturday night, but in some spots, the downpour caused problems.

A flash flood warning was issued in northern Tarrant County, where a rain gauge in Haslet registered more than two inches of accumulation in just 30 minutes. The National Weather Service said urban flash flooding was possible, especially in construction areas where roads may be poorly marked and drainage is poor.

A number of reporting stations across North Texas measured more than one inch of rain.

Oncor said 45,000 homes lost power in the storm.

The big TCU-Texas game was halted for more than three hours due to concerns about lightning at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium. The Longhorns led the game 17-7 when officials ordered the delay with 6:08 left in the first half.

Play finally resumed shortly after 11 p.m. with an abbreviated halftime planned to help compensate for the extended delay.

Fans were not ordered to clear the stadium, but most left their seats during the downpour. The nearby basketball coliseum was opened to provide shelter.

There is no curfew in the Big 12, meaning the game could be played as late as necessary into the night — or early morning.

TCU announced a crowd of 48,212, the second-largest ever at Amon Carter Stadium. Texas played there for the first time since 1994.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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