As Tropical Storm Bill is expected to hit Austin on Tuesday evening, the University has decided to close after 5 p.m. in preparation for the expected flooding.
In an email sent out Tuesday afternoon, the University announced that it is still monitoring the weather forecast to decide which further actions it deems necessary.
Tropical Storm Bill expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the Austin area starting Tuesday night. Because of the flooding in May, the ground in Austin is already highly saturated, and the rains from Bill are, therefore, likely to cause widespread flooding.
The University also banned parking along Waller Creek until Friday because of the probability of flooding along the banks.
To monitor the University's plan of action, the email said to check UT's emergency plan page.
To see whether a road is flooded, visit atxfloods.com.