Players, fans told to take shelter in AT&T Stadium during tornado, flood warning
Those inside of AT&T Stadium have been told to take shelter in place as the city of Arlington experiences some severe weather.
Tornado and flash flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service after the Cowboys’ Divisonal-round playoff loss to the Packers on Sunday. The tornado watch is in effect until 8:45 p.m. CT, while the flood warning ends at 11 p.m. CT. There’s no word yet on when the shelter order will be lifted.
The area is experiencing winds of around 20 mph.
A Shelter in Place order given in Arlington because of tornado and flash flood warnings. Players and fans cannot leave stadium— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) January 16, 2017
Dak Presoctt and Ezekiel Elliott jogged out onto the field in front of the small crowd still there.
Dak and Zeke stuck inside stadium too because of tornado giving some levity to this situation lingering fans cheering for them— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 16, 2017
Rain is expected to let up around 3 a.m. local time, according to Weather.com.
UPDATE (10:50 p.m. ET): All clear has been given, it seems.
The people left at AT&T Stadium are now allowed to leave. Some streets are flooded near the stadium though, so getting out will be dicey.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) January 16, 2017
– Kenny Ducey