Sandbags are great to keep water from heavy rains away from your property. However, there are do's and don'ts when it comes to filling and placing them.
Storm and Road Event Updates
This update January 20, 2017 6:00 p.m.
- Station 14-Jamacha - Proctor Valley Rd Closed Between Echo Valley Rd and City Of Chula Vista Line.
- Station 15-Spring Valley - Quarry Road between SR125 to Lakeview is closed due to flooding, Conrad Dr. Closed Between Raspberry Ice Ln and Hideaway Pl several trees down and debris removal.
- Station 17-Alpine - Via Viejas Dip is Closed
Between Call De Pescadores and Palo Danzante due to flooding,Alpine,
Lyons Valley Rd Closed Between Lyons Peak Rd and the 7 M/ M due to
downed tree and power pole.
- Station 23-Campo - Rain-
All roads open, several trees down and debris removal.
- Station 33-Lakeside - Lemon Crest closed between Winter Gardens Blvd to Riverview.
- Station 37-Borrego All roads open.
- Station 38-Julian - Sunrise Highway crews plowing
snow. Snow level around 5,000'. App 1" on road. 5,000'
elevation . Chains are required at this time between mile post 15 to
mile post 32. several trees down and debris removal.
- Station 39-Ramona - Highland Valley is closed at Highland Trails due to downed tree. It will be closed until ATT and come out, Ramona Street is closed between H Street and Raymond Avenue. Due to flooding, Magnolia is closed between sr-78 and Pile Street. Due to flooding.
- Station 57-Fallbrook/Rainbow - Riviera Drive is closed between Taylor and Fortuna due to down tree in power lines. It will be closed until further SDG&E can clear it. 5th Street dip closed between Huffstatler and Old 395 and Huffstatler dip is closed between Rainbow Valley and 5th St. due to flooding.
- Station 64-Valley Center/Palomar Mt. - All roads are open less than a quarter inch of snow Crestline Road, Canfield, State Park on Palomar Mountain no chains required at this time. Sandia Creek Road is closed at the dip due to flooding
- Station 93-Flood Control - All roads open.
Immediate updates on road conditions, or other safety advisories at:
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During any period of severe weather such as heavy rains, please be acutely aware of your surroundings. If you are driving watch for boulders that could come loose from mountainsides, or trees that may fall across the roadway, especially in periods of high winds and at night. Stay away from flooded rivers and streams, and do not try and cross flooded intersections or low water crossing if you cannot see the roadway. You have no idea how deep the water is, or in the case of the low water crossings, if the crossing is even intact. Remember, a small amount of water flowing at the right velocity can sweep a vehicle and its occupants off the road and downstream. If you have to ask, "Can I make it?" - Don't even try. It's not worth it.
DPW crews also work around the clock during severe weather to keep our roadways safe and passable. Please be alert for County equipment and personnel, especially during snow plowing operations in the mountains. Also do not stop in the roadway to get out an enjoy the snow; find a safe place to pull over and park in a designated parking area.
What you can do to help:
During the storm, some drains and culverts clogged with material washed down from upstream or illegally dumped at the roadside. If you see illegal dumping, please call our hotline at 877-684-8000, or notify local law enforcement.
Report Storm Related Problems: (888) 846-0800
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