Deadly floods close roads in northern California

Deadly floods close roads in northern California
Deadly floods close roads in northern California

Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of northern California on Sunday, Jan. 1, prompting road closures.

Images released by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) show flooding on Highway 99, which was

between Grant Line and Twin Cities Road.

The National Weather Service released a

for the region, and rain would continue to impact northern California into the week.

Local media reported that one person died after being pulled from the water and another was found dead in his car in Sacramento County. Credit: California Department of Transportation via Storyful

Video transcript

STEVE NELSON: Good afternoon. It’s Steve Nelson in the [? Caltrans ?] District Three Public Information Office. I’m here on Highway 99 at Dillard Road, where it’s closed, of course, as you can see, due to flooding from the [? Kasimnus ?] River.

We closed it a little after midnight last night and don’t expect to open it until the water recedes, most likely tomorrow afternoon. So we have 99 closed in both directions, diverting vehicles to cross Interstate 5. If you can detour before you get to the closure, you’d be much better off. There is severe backing up, especially going north 99 at the detour.

So avoid the 99 if possible and don’t expect the freeway to be open anytime today. It’s the update here at 99 and Dillard Road. Thank you for watching.

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