San Antonio's Owl Bar and Cafe remains closed after flood | KOB 4

San Antonio's Owl Bar and Cafe remains closed after flood

July 17, 2018 05:10 PM

SAN ANTONIO, N.M. - The renowned Owl Bar and Café in San Antonio, New Mexico is closed as they clean up after a powerful rainstorm and flood.


Employees at the cafe have spent the past two days pulling up carpet and clearing mud.

The internal flood damage wasn't overwhelming, however, there is still a lot that needs to happen before the bar and café can reopen.

“The physical part is pretty much ready. We just have to wait for the water and then I hear it's on a boil order, then the food inspector needs to come and make sure we're ok,” said Janice Argabright.

Despite the mess, employees say they were lucky.

No far from the restaurant, flood waters have turned farming fields into lakes. Many crops are unreachable.

Rancher Hector Martinez even lost track of his livestock.

He says he couldn't get them out of the field near the washed away railroad tracks in time.

“They got scared and ran,” Martinez said.

He says he’s found most of his animals, but one is still missing.



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