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Heavy overnight rains bring flooding to parts of West Texas, including Amarillo and El Paso

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AMARILLO, Texas — Heavy rains in West Texas have brought flooding to parts of the region, including Amarillo and El Paso.

Parts of major arteries through Amarillo were closed to motorists due to standing water and emergency crews responded to high-water rescues Monday evening and Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning for the city until 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Up to 3 inches of rain quickly fell on some areas.

The El Paso Times reports the National Weather Service had issued a flood advisory for El Paso after more than an inch of rain fell.

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