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There have been heavy amounts of rain in the foothills, which are under a flood advisory.


South Sacramento highway flooded

Highway 99 between Frutiridge and Florin roads is closed in both directions due to flooding.

Caltrans said the pumping station at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard failed and led to flooding at 47th Avenue, which is impacting highway traffic.

There is currently no esitmated time for the reopening of the highway.

By Richard Ramos

Sinkhole in Sacramento County

Crews were working to fill a sinkhole on Ione Road in Sacramento County.

The area is located just east of Rancho Murieta and about a mile south of Jackson Road. The hole is approximately 10 feet deep and 4 by 3 feet wide.

CHP East Sacramento said no crashes have occurred as a result of the sinkhole.

Crews on scene were making the hole bigger to stuff it with rocks and even it out. It is expected to be done by 9:30 p.m.

By Richard Ramos

Chain controls in the Sierra

Officials said chain controls were back in effect for all Sierra highways Monday evening. Additionally, the restrictions apply to lower elevations of eastbound I-80 and Highway 50, including at Colfax and Placerville.

Caltrans said travelers over the mountain should be prepared for delays.

Traffic cameras show snow actively falling along the 80 and 50.

You can check for chain controls here.

By Richard Ramos

Flood Watch in place for next storm

A slew of alerts was issued ahead of the next storm, which will bring another atmospheric river through Northern California by Wednesday.

The alerts include a Flood Watch and High Wind Watch for the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Foothills.

By Richard Ramos

Dillard Road closures back

With more rain drenching the Sacramento region Monday, an area that was heavily flooded by the weekend storm is seeing road closures again.

The Dillard Road off-ramps on both sides of Highway 99, south of Elk Grove, have been closed to traffic as a precaution of possible flooding, the California Highway Patrol South Sacramento said Monday afternoon. Both Dillard on-ramps are open.

Drivers are advised to plan their travel accordingly.

By Richard Ramos

Sacramento County roadway flooded

Twin Cities Road, east of I-5 in southern Sacramento County near the San Joaquin County border, is closed due to flooding. Caltrans said there is no estimated time for the reopening of the roadway.

Video released by Caltrans shows a large stretch of the roadway completely submerged in water.

By Richard Ramos

Stay warm in West Sacramento

The West Sacramento Police Department said the warming and charging station at Fire Station 45 at 2040 Lake Washington Boulevard will remain open 24 hours a day until further notice during the ongoing period of storms and potential power outages.

Monday's rain is expected to die off by nighttime. However, another atmospheric river is projected to roam through Northern California Wednesday and Thursday. Another smaller storm is expected on Friday.

By Richard Ramos

Highway 50 back open

Highway 50 has fully reopened just east of Kyburz. Caltrans worked to clear boulders that fell on the roadway Sunday.

Traffic was held in both directions while blasting work was being done.

By Richard Ramos

Boulder blasting on Highway 50

Caltrans crews are also busy in the high country dealing with large boulders blocking part of Highway 50 just east of Kyburz. 

The boulders fell early in the afternoon on Sunday. No vehicles were damaged in the fall and crews were able to keep Highway 50 open by reducing it to one lane in each direction. 

Monday afternoon, crews are now holding traffic in both directions on Highway 50 so that blasting work can commence. 

Caltrans estimates that the traffic hold will be in place for about an hour. 

By CBS13 Staff

PG&E still trying to restore power

PG&E says mutual-aid crews will be arriving on Monday to help restore power to more people in the greater Stockton area. 

In a statement early Monday afternoon, the utility noted that they've already restored power to some 400,000 customers. Still, crews are assessing damage and making more repairs. 

Crews from Southern California Edison are set to arrive on Monday and help with the effort. 

Large outages are still being reported across PG&E's service area. 

More than 6,000 SMUD customers are also in the dark as of Monday afternoon. 

By CBS13 Staff

Two rescued on Mooney Road

Cosumnes Fire Department crews have rescued to people from the home in east Elk Grove that is surrounded by water. 

Crews say the pair had requested to be evacuated by fire crews. 

Photos from the scene show the water being nearly waist-deep in parts. Crews pulled up in a small boat and rescued the two people. 

By CBS13 Staff

East Elk Grove home surrounded by water

Cosumnes Fire crews are help residents out of an east Elk Grove home that is surrounded by water. 

The scene is along the 9000 block of Mooney Road. 

First responders have been busy all morning in the area dealing with the affects of flooding. 

By CBS13 Staff

Woman rescued on Twin Cities Road

While Highway 99 is back open, other roads are still impacted by flood waters as of Monday morning. 

Walnut Grove Fire and emergency crews had to go out and help a woman trapped in a flooded car on Twin Cities Road. 

Flood waters have receded along other areas, like Dillard Road. 

Still, the aftermath of the flooding is clear. Cars remained abandoned along the washed out shoulder. 

Drivers are being urged to avoid flooded areas, taking to heart the saying "turn around and don't drown." 

By CBS13 Staff

Highway 99 back open

Caltrans says Highway 99 is now back open in both directions after being closed due to flooding on Sunday. 

Southbound lanes reopened late Sunday night. Northbound lanes were back open just after midnight. 

By CBS13 Staff

San Joaquin County declares Local State of Emergency due to series of atmospheric rivers

The Directors of Emergency Services for San Joaquin County have proclaimed a Local State of Emergency due to the series of atmospheric rivers.

The emergency was proclaimed because San Joaquin County was affected by a "public calamity" when the Board of Supervisors was not in session.

This state of emergency will expire in 7 days unless confirmed and ratified by the Board of

By Christopher Baker

Amador County Sheriff's Office proclaims local emergency

The Amador County Sheriff's Office has proclaimed a local emergency for Amador County.

The Sheriff (Director of Emergency Services) has proclaimed a local emergency for Amador County. The proclamation has...

Posted by Amador County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 1, 2023
By Christopher Baker

Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center in Sacramento to be used as evacuation center

The City of Sacramento has announced that the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center will open on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. to support storm evacuees.

The center is located at 2450 Meadowview Road and will be open through Jan 2, 8 a.m. Water, snacks, and restrooms will be provided.

The City will reassess the need to continue operations based on usage and weather conditions, said Director of the City's Office of Emergency Management, Daniel Bowers.

By Christopher Baker

Point Pleasant area's evacuation warning upgraded to an order

The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation order for residents in the Point Pleasant area. 

The office expects the flooding from the Cosumnes River and the Mokelumne River to move southwest toward I-5, and the Point Pleasant area is expected to be flooded in the middle of the night.

An evacuation center has been opened at the Wackford Community Center on 9014 Bruceville Road.

By Christopher Baker

What caused the flooding in south Sacramento County and what we know about the evacuation warning

Kurtis Ming explains the cause of the flooding that stranded dozens of drivers, flooded farmland, and homes, and took the life of at least one person. A flash flood warning remains in effect, which has prompted an evacuation warning.

By Christopher Baker

El Dorado County updates road closures

El Dorado County has updated its list of road closures.

El Dorado County, CA - Government
By Cameron Glenn

1 person found dead near Dillard Road

Cosumnes Fire Department says one person has been found dead near Dillard Road. Click here to read the story. 

By CBS13 Staff

Damage from the storm

Golden Bear Circle, Stockton

Source: Joseph Coran

Stockton tree down
Joseph Coran

Riverside Boulevard between I-5 and Florin Road. 

Source: Bill Willmon

Riverside Boulevard I-5 to 43rd Avenue towards Florin Road along the left side.  Bill Willmon

Source: Di Lawton

Di Lawton

Source: Scott Baker

Scott Baker

Scaffolding was blown off a building under construction at 11th and J streets in Sacramento.

Source: Jonathon Hanon

Jonathon Hanon

A tree came crashing down on Lake Boulevard in Davis

Source: Janessa Butler


A tree fell on a house at 4020 4th Avenue in Sacramento, splitting it in half. It's unknown if anyone was injured. 

Source: Sunny

tree on house in Sacramento
By Cameron Glenn

Flash flood watch issued for southern Sacramento County

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued in coordination for southern Sacramento County for the possibility of downstream flooding along the Cosumnes & Mokelumne Rivers.

Also, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch across I-5, west to the Sacramento River, south to Walnut Grove and north to Elliot Ranch Road. 

Flooding caused by excessive rainfall and floodwaters on the Cosumnes River and the Mokelumne River may rapidly inundate locations.

By CBS13 Staff

Chain controls lifted on I-80 and Hwy. 50

Chain controls have been lifted on I-80 an Hwy. 50.

By CBS13 Staff

Evacuation warning issued for areas of Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has issued an evacuation warning to residents living in the areas of Point Pleasant, Glanville Tract, and Franklin Pond.

They say residents should prepare to leave before roadways are cut off to evacuate the area.

Flooding from the Cosumnes River and the Mokelumne River is moving southwest toward I-5 and could reach these areas in the middle of the night.  

Livestock in the affected areas should be moved to higher ground.  

By CBS13 Staff

Latest post-storm forecast: Sunday morning

The storm has moved through our area, leaving flooding and destruction in its wake. More rain is on the way. Kristine Hanson has the latest on what we expect this week. 

By CBS13 Staff

Crews search flooded vehicle for possible missing person

Crews responded to Dillard Road near Highway 99 Sunday after a vehicle, which was completely submerged, was found along the roadway.

First responders, including water rescue personnel and air support in the form of a helicopter, aided in the search of the vehicle. So far, firefighters have not said if there was anyone in the vehicle; however, one person has been reported missing. CBS13 is waiting for official word on the rescue. 

This is a developing story.

That vehicle is one of many stranded along the roadway, which is near Highway 99. Apparently, dozens of drivers had to be rescued from their cars as the Cosumnes River flooded, covering the road.

Highway 99 between Grant Line and Dillard roads, south of Elk Grove, remains closed, with no estimated time of reopening. Caltrans urges drivers to use I-5 instead. 

By CBS13 Staff

All evacuation orders lifted in El Dorado County

EVACUATION ORDER/WARNING UPDATE: EVACUATION ORDER as a result of flooding has been lifted for the following...

Posted by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 1, 2023
By CBS13 Staff

National Weather Service extends flash flood warning in Sacramento County

By CBS13 Staff

Power outages remain in Sacramento area

More than 43,000 Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers remain without power Sunday morning following Saturday's storms that knocked down power lines and damaged trees throughout the region.

PG&E customers outside of SMUD's coverage area also lost power. 

As of 6:30 a.m., more than 40,500 customers in the Sacramento region were without power, while an additional 42,600 in the Stockton division were affected, according to a spokeswoman.

Crews are working to restore power. In the meantime, they ask customers to report downed power lines to their respective provider.

By Jennifer Bonnett

Highways remain closed Sunday morning

As Saturday's storm moves out, a number of major roadways in the greater Sacramento-Stockton area remain closed Sunday morning due to flooding, including Highway 99 in three counties.

Caltans reports it is closed in Sacramento County 1.4 miles south of Elk Grove at Dillard Road, and in San Joaquin County at Golden State Boulevard in Stockton. In Modesto, it remains closed at Kansas Avenue.

Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.

Highway 49 is closed in Plymouth in Amador County, and from Downieville to Sattley in Sierra County due to flooding.

For the latest road closures, visit

By Jennifer Bonnett

Flash flood warning issued for a levee in Wilton

A flash flood warning has been issued for an imminent levee failure on the Cosumnes River along levees near Wilton Road in Wilton and a bridge in East Central Sacramento County. The warning is in effect until Sunday at 9:15 p.m. 

At 9:13 p.m., county dispatch reported the levees near Wilton Road and the bridge on the Cosumnes River near Wilton are in a state of imminent failure. 

To learn more, click here.

By Christopher Baker

Highway 99 closed in Stockton due to flooding

Southbound SR-99 is closed at Golden Gate Ave. in Stockton due to flooding.  

By CBS13 Staff

Over 135,000 SMUD customers left without power

SMUD is currently showing that there are over 135,000 SMUD customers without power due to 180 separate outages. 

For the latest SMUD outage information, click here.

By CBS13 Staff

SR-99 at Kansas shutdown in both directions

*** SR-99 AT KANSAS SHUTDOWN IN BOTH DIRECTION*** The CHP - Modesto and Caltrans District10 are on scene of significant...

Posted by CHP - Modesto on Saturday, December 31, 2022

According to California Highway Patrol, SR-99 at Kansas is shut down in both directions due to flooding.

By Christopher Baker

Sacramento County issues Proclamation of Local State of Emergency

Sacramento County has issued a Proclamation of Local State of Emergency for winter storms.

The county cites impacts on transportation, rising creek and river levels, and flooding in Wilton.

Click here for more information.

By Christopher Baker

Wilton evacuations ordered

The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services is ordering residents living in Wilton to shelter in place. Rising water has made roads impassable in the area. Residents currently on Dillard Road should continue to safety toward the Wackford Center, 9014 Bruceville Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95758. Those who are at home should stay at home.

Residents should not drive through standing water – turn around, don't drown!

The situation is dynamic. Residents are advised to watch as well as Sacramento County on Facebook and Twitter for updates. For information on roadway closures, call Sacramento County 311.


For media inquiries, contact Matt Robinson at 916-591-2292

For general information, the public should call 2-1-1.

To report a non-emergency incident like a flooded street, call 3-1-1.

To report an emergency, call 9-1-1.

By CBS13 Staff

72-hour rainfall totals show Placerville has had 1 foot

Very impressive rainfall numbers coming in from the last 72 hours. Nearly a foot of RAIN reported in Pollock Pines.

Posted by Nic Merianos on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Cameron Glenn

Driver rescued from car in Mokelumne Hill area

And again…if you can stay home (or at least away from Jesus Maria and Hawver Roads), please do! The last people were...

Posted by Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District MHFPD on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Cameron Glenn

Boessow Road in Galt closed due to pavement issue

🚧 Boessow Road Closure 🚧 Boessow Road is closed between Marengo Road and Crystal Way due to a pavement failure in the...

Posted by City of Galt, California on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Christopher Baker

El Dorado County Placerville library closed as temporary evacuation center

EVACUATION CENTER UPDATE: The El Dorado County Placerville Library is CLOSED as a temporary evacuation center. The...

Posted by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, December 31, 2022

The Cameron Park Community Services District is open as an evacuation center. 

By Christopher Baker

Caltrans says eastbound traffic on highway 50 is back open in Pollock Pines

By Christopher Baker

Parts of Granite Bay possibly affected by rising waters

By Cameron Glenn

Saturday afternoon forecast - 3 p.m.

By Cameron Glenn

Street flooding in Lodi

Lodi's Public Works team has been working throughout the day on the localized street flooding due to the intense...

Posted by City of Lodi - Government on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Cameron Glenn

Highway 50 back open in both directions

CHP says Highway 50 is back open in both directions after it was closed earlier due to multiple spin-outs. 

By Cameron Glenn

Cameron Park evacuations

By Cameron Glenn

"Catastrophic" flooding in Valley Springs

Catastrophic flooding in Valley Springs this morning! Fifteen people were rescued from the Castle Oaks mobile home...

Posted by Calaveras Consolidated Fire on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By CBS13 Staff

Rocklin Sandbags

The City of Rocklin says they have sandbags available at Johnson Springview Park for anyone who may need them.

By Cameron Glenn

Saturday afternoon forecast

Nic Merianos has the latest forecast for the Sacramento region this afternoon. 

By CBS13 Staff

Folsom Road Closures & sandbag locations

Flooding in Folsom has led to the closure of the following roads until further notice: 

  1. Folsom Boulevard, between Parkshore Drive and Blue Ravine Road
  2. Green Valley Road at Sophia Parkway
  3. E. Bidwell Street at Alder Creek Parkway
  4. Blue Ravine Road, between Sibley Street and Levy Road

 Several residential roads and local trails are also closed due to residential flooding. 

Sandbags are available free of charge at the following locations: 

  • 48 Natoma St (next to City Hall, behind the Arts and Senior Center)
  • 9700 Oak Avenue Parkway (behind Fire Station 36)
By CBS13 Staff

Stockton road closures

There is street flooding throughout Stockton. Authorities urge residents to avoid driving and especially don't drive through flooded areas.

Street closures include:

  • March Ln @ Claremont Ave (partial – near Dillard's)
  • Bianchi Rd @ El Dorado Ave
  • Robinhood Dr btwn Pacific Ave & Claremont Av
  • Hammer Ln Underpass between Lorraine Av & Holman Rd
  • Westbound Trinity Parkway @ Eight Mile Rd
  • Trinity Parkway btwn Walmart & Cosumnes Dr

This list is subject to change. Click here to get the latest information.

By CBS13 Staff

Highway 16 closed between Grant Line and Dillard Roads due to flooding

By Cameron Glenn

All traffic on I-80 being turned around

All traffic is being turned around on eastbound I-80 near Emigrant Gap and Eastbound Highway 20 in Nevada City due to multiple spinouts on the freeway. There is no estimated time of reopening. 

By Cameron Glenn

Moderate to heavy rain will continue for the next several hours

By Cameron Glenn

Solano County Sandbag Locations

If the National Weather Service issues flood warnings (in Solano County), empty sandbags will be made available Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fairfield's Public Works Corporation Yard, 420 Gregory Street. 

There is a 10-bag limit. Bring your own shovel.

Sand is available at two locations:

  1. Corner of Pittman and Cordelia Roads
  2. Southeast corner of Allan Witt Park off Woolner Avenue.
By Cameron Glenn

Calaveras County Flooding

At 10AM this morning Calaveras County and the City of Angels Camp activated the Emergency

Operations Center at Level 2 due to countywide flooding. 


  • Hard road closures are located at: HWY 4 @
  • Bonanza Mine in Murphys; Hogan Dam Rd. @ HWY 26; and White Rd. @ HWY 26, Murphys Grade

near La Honda in Murphys, Tanner St. @ HWY 4 in Murphys due to fallen log, Main St. south of

  • Parrotts Ferry in Murphys, Coyote Creek in Vallecito; localized flooding in Burson; Valley Springs
  • Trailer Park at 47 E. HWY 12; Chili Camp Rd. in Campo Seco; Reeds Turn Pike, Copperopolis; Salt
  • Springs Rd. in Copperopolis; Murphys Park; Hawver and Jesus Maria Rds. Mountain Ranch; Birds Way

& Finnegan Lane in Angels Camp.  Candy Rock bridge in Avery has washed out.

Emergency Shelter

An emergency evacuation shelter is open at Mountain Oaks School at 150 Oak St, San Andreas.  Take

HWY 49 to Pool Station Rd. as lower Pool Station is flooded. No pets will be accepted at the shelter.

A limited amount of space is available for small animals (dogs and cats) at the San Andreas Animal

Control Shelter at 901 Jeff Tuttle Dr., San Andreas.  Large animals can be taken to the Fairgrounds.

Travel via Frogtown Rd. in Angels Camp by entering through the top gate as there is flooding at the

bottom gate.  Pets will be accepted at the Fairgrounds by going to the Floriculture Building, small

animals can go to the Swine Barn, and horses can be taken to the beef wash racks area.

Sandbag locations

Please limit the number of sandbags to 10 per resident and remember to bring

your own shovel.

1. Arnold Maintenance Yard, 1119 Linebaugh Rd. (Closes at 3:30pm)

2. Glencoe Maintenance Yard, 16151 Hwy 26 (Closes at 3:30pm)

3. Jenny Lind Yard, 11558 Milton Rd. (Closes at 3:30pm)

4. San Andreas Rd Yard, 891 Mt Ranch Rd. (Closes at 3:30pm)

For more information contact Kathy Gallino at

By Cameron Glenn

Flood warning in effect for the valley and foothills

A Flood Warning is in now effect for the southern Sacramento Valley & Sierra foothills. Flooding of roadways, rivers, creeks, streams, & other flood-prone areas is occurring, as are rockslides & mudslides, the National Weather Service says. 

By CBS13 Staff

Heavenly Mountain closed for the day

The resort is dealing with massive amounts of snow and power outages. 

Due to extreme weather overnight and this morning, we have made the difficult decision to CLOSE for the day. Multiple...

Posted by Heavenly Mountain on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By CBS13 Staff

Jackson Road flooded near Cosumnes River/Deer Creek

By CBS13 Staff

El Dorado County road closures

El Dorado County
By CBS13 Staff

Flooding in Amador County

Amador Fire has been responding to multiple water rescues and public assists throughout the county along with assisting...

Posted by Amador Fire on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Cameron Glenn

Flooding in Wilton

This is along Keating Road in Wilton, which saw severe flooding in 2017.

By CBS13 Staff

Additional sandbag location set up in Sacramento County

Sacramento County has set up an additional sandbag location:

Point Pleasant United Methodist Church
3329 Point Pleasant Road, Elk Grove

There is a 20-bag limit.

For the full list of sandbag locations in the county -- and more -- click here.

By CBS13 Staff

Tree falls on car in Citrus Heights

Tree on vehicle in Citrus Heights
Holly Padilla
By CBS13 Staff

Evacuation orders in El Dorado County

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office has issued some evacuation orders. In addition, the Placerville Library has been set up as a temporary evacuation shelter. 

345 Fair Lane,
Placerville, CA 95667

EVACUATION ORDER There is an evacuation order in place for the following locations: - White Hall - South of Sandridge...

Posted by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By Cameron Glenn

Flooding along Dry Creek in Modesto

Modesto Fire Department is warning residents of flooding along Dry Creek.

**FLOOD ADVISORY for areas around Dry Creek in Modesto** With the recent storm activity and more in the forecast, we...

Posted by Modesto Fire Department on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By CBS13 Staff

El Dorado County sandbag locations

Sand and sandbags are being provided for residents in El Dorado County.

SANDBAG LOCATIONS There are sandbags and sand being supplied at the following locations: Fire Station 89 3200 Country...

Posted by El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, December 31, 2022
By CBS13 Staff

Hwy. 50 closed at Sly Park due to flooding

By CBS13 Staff

Kayaking in North Natomas Community Park

Erik Burns sent in this photo of someone kayaking in North Natomas Community Park where the water has pooled. We're not sure it's deep enough to do a kayak roll. 

kayaking in Natomas
Erik Burns
By Cameron Glenn

Main Street, Placerville

By CBS13 Staff

Traffic being held on westbound I-80

Traffic is being held on westbound Interstate 80 at the Nevada State Line due to multiple spinouts over Donner Summit. There is no estimated time of reopening. 

By CBS13 Staff

First Alert Action Day morning forecast

Kristine Hanson reports that the threat of flooding will remain throughout the day as rain continues in the valley and Foothills.

By CBS13 Staff

Hammer Lane flooded at train underpass in Stockton

Stockton police this morning warned people to stay away from the Hammer Lane underpass at the railroad tracks, just east of Lorraine Avenue because the road has flooded. 

They remind drivers to not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.

Stockton police shared these photos around 8:30 a.m.

Stockton Police Dept.
Stockton Police Dept.
By CBS13 Staff

First Alert flooding team coverage

Creeks and streams are rising, causing some low-lying areas to flood.

By CBS13 Staff

Two people stranded on island in Laguna Creek in Elk Grove

Crews rescued two people stuck on a temporary island in the middle of Laguna Creek in east Elk Grove. 

The rescue has been successfully completed, the Department says.

By CBS13 Staff

Cosumnes River at Michigan Bar forecast to hit record high

The latest river forecast shows that Cosumnes River at Michigan Bar is on track to hit the record high of 17.5 feet, which would be the highest since 1997 when it hit 18.54 feet. It's expected to reach that record around 5 p.m. today.

You can see current levels, here.

By CBS13 Staff

Deer Crossing at Scott Road has record-high water levels

The County says Deer Creek Crossing at Scott Road is at a record high. 

It measured at 164.68 feet as of 8:55 a.m., which is almost three feet above flood stage. The previous record was 164.5 feet on 12/15/2016.

Sensors currently show that Cosumnes River at Michigan Bar and Cosumnes River in Wilton have also both surpassed flood stage.

By CBS13 Staff

Sutter County sandbag locations

Sutter County has opened several sandbag locations, including those operated by the city of Yuba City. 

Click here for the list. 

By CBS13 Staff

Sacramento County closes several roads in unincorporated areas

The Sacramento County Department of Transportation has closed these roads until further notice:

• Arno Rd Flooded Closed Between Railey Rd & Kerry Lane
• Pellandini Rd Flooded Closed Between Twin Cities Rd & Robson Rd
• Scott Rd Flooded Closed at Deer Creek
• Kiefer Blvd Closed From Jackson Rd to Grant Line Due to Flooding  

Follow the latest road closures in Sacramento County, click here

By CBS13 Staff

6 p.m. First Alert Action Day forecast

By CBS13 Staff

Kiefer Boulevard flooded near Grant Line Road

The California Highway Patrol is closing roads in Sacramento County due to flooding. Some roads are totally impassable. If you are driving, be aware of your surroundings, it's unclear how deep the water is getting in flooded areas. 

By CBS13 Staff

5 p.m. First Alert Action Day forecast

Nic Merianos is tracking the storm conditions as we continue to be in a very active weather pattern. 

By CBS13 Staff

Boulder blocking Iowa Hill Road in Placer County

The CHP says a large boulder is blocking Iowa Hill Road in Placer County. 

The gravel road, which is described as narrow, leads to Mineral Bar Campground. 

The boulder is said to be the size of a car. 

By CBS13 Staff

CHP warns of flooded roads in East Sacramento

By Cameron Glenn

Solano County warning of multiple trees down across roads

By Cameron Glenn

Current conditions

By CBS13 Staff

NWS Sacramento concerned about flooding for locations below 8,000 ft

By Christopher Baker

Avalanche warning issued for Central Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning for the Central Sierra Nevada area. 

The center says that the area will be hit with heavy rain and high-elevation snow, and destructive avalanches that run long distances are expected. 

By Christopher Baker

Latest on the coming storm

A series of Pacific storms are expected to slam into northern California and the concern for flooding is rising. Flood Watches are in effect through late Saturday night due to excessive rain and melting snow.


We have opted to go with a First Alert Action Day for Friday and Saturday due to the widespread impacts associated with the upcoming storm.


Snow levels will rise through the day Friday, allowing snow to change over to rain in the higher elevations. These snow levels are expected to rise up to 8,500 feet on Friday before falling back down to 4,500-6,000 feet by Saturday evening.

Areas like Donner Pass are expected to switch over to rain by noon Friday with moderate to heavy rain falling over the Foothills and the Sierra. The Valley will experience showers with the steady rain likely holding off until Friday night.


Winds will ramp up in the Sierra on Friday with gusts approaching 45-60 miles per hour. The winds will be much stronger along the ridges where gusts may exceed 100 mph.  Localized power outages will be possible in the Sierra Friday due to the strong winds.


Rain will pick up Friday night with moderate to heavy rain falling across the Valley by Saturday morning. This band of rain will pose the greatest threat to street flooding in the valley. Rivers and streams will likely experience a sharp rise in water levels but most of the area rivers will likely remain below flood stage. Nonetheless, it is very important to monitor the latest trends with the forecast should rivers rise further. If you live in a flood zone, have an evacuation plan. While this scenario is unlikely, we encourage you to be prepared just in case evacuations are necessary.

We will monitor the potential for flash flooding over the burn scar areas too, especially if very heavy rain develops over those locations sensitive to heavy rain.


Snow levels will start falling through the day Saturday. This will allow the rain to change over to snow in the Sierra, especially above 6,000 ft. Expect road closures and chain laws to be in place for the passes as roads will become snow-covered and visibility will be greatly reduced.


Fortunately, anyone planning New Year's Eve events in the Valley will likely be drying out by the time the ball drops. Showers will linger in the Sierra Sunday morning too.

By the time the event is over, the Valley would have received 2-4 inches of rain with slightly fewer amounts possible further south. Significant rainfall amounts are expected in the Foothills and Sierra, totaling 3-7 inches, with locally higher amounts.


Snowfall amounts will add up significantly above 7,000 ft where 1-3 feet of snow is possible. Snowfall amounts drop off quickly below 7,000 ft with only a few inches expected below the 6,500 ft elevation mark.


An active pattern will continue into next week with another storm moving in next Monday, followed by a more significant storm next Wednesday.

One thing is for certain, if the atmospheric river pattern continues to bring a continuous stretch of soaking storms, the risk of flooding will increase quickly. We encourage you to monitor the latest forecast and trends as we head into the upcoming week. 

By Nicholas Merianos

Anticipated flooding forces park closures

Sacramento County announced that several parks and access points along the American River and Dry Creek parkways were being closed due to the incoming stormy weather.

All closures will be in effect as of Friday and will be in place until further notice to prepare for anticipated flooding.

The closures along the American River Parkway apply to Discovery Park and the river access points on Howe Avenue and Watt Avenue.

For the Dry Creek Parkway, the closures apply to Cherry Island Sports Park, Dry Creek Ranch House Access and Dry Creek parking Lot.

A helicopter was flying above the American River late Thursday afternoon calling for people in the area to evacuate as waterways in the region are expected to run higher and faster than normal with the projected rain.

By Richard Ramos

Warming Centers in Stockton

From the City of Stockton: 

Beginning Sunday, January 1, 2023, the City of Stockton will open Warming Zones for overnight protection from weather conditions. Warming Zones are scheduled to remain open through the night of Friday, January 6, 2023, with check-out the morning of Saturday, January 7, 2023. Check-in begins at 8:00 p.m., and check-out is by 7:00 a.m.:

  • Arnold Rue Community Center – 5758 Lorraine Avenue, 95210
  • Oak Park Senior Center – 730 E. Fulton Street, 95204
  • Stribley Community Center – 1760 E. Sonora St., Stockton, CA  95205
  • Van Buskirk Community Center – 734 Houston Avenue, 95206

Overnight resting space will be offered in gymnasiums or community room areas, which are heated, restrooms will be open, and water and snacks will be provided. Availability may change based on weather conditions, needs, and usage.

Warming Zones are open to anyone who may be without adequate heat or protection from weather conditions. Face coverings, which will be provided at the door, are mandatory.  All those staying must confirm that they are free of all COVID-19 symptoms by reviewing and completing a checklist.

Warming Zones do not provide full shelter services, such as meals and medical care. Those who need these services are encouraged to access shelters. Please call 2-1-1 or contact the shelters directly for sign-up or check-in times and availability.

·         Gospel Center Rescue Mission (men & women) – 445 S. San Joaquin St., 95203

o   (209) 466-2138 or

·         Stockton Shelter for the Homeless (men & women) – 411 S. Harrison St., 95203

o   (209) 465-3612 or

For Warming Zones or shelter information in other areas of San Joaquin County, please call 2-1-1 or visit the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services website at

By CBS13 Staff

Sacramento County Rainfall & Stream Level Information

The county is monitoring rainfall and stream-level information. Visit their page for information, which includes: 

By Cameron Glenn

Flooding expected in some areas

Both the Sacramento and American rivers are expected to run higher and faster than normal with the coming storm, officials say. 

In anticipation of possible flooding, Sacramento County Regional Parks says  several river access points will be closed on Friday. 

Along the American River Parkway, the following parks will be closed: Discovery Park, Howe Avenue Access, and Watt Avenue Access. 

On the Dry Creek Parkway, the following parks will be closed: Dry Creek Ranch House Access, Dry Creek Parking Lot, Cherry Island Sports Park. 

All the listed areas will be closed until further notice, officials say.

By CBS13 Staff

Timing out the storm


  • Between Friday and Saturday, there will be atmospheric river rain, also known as a Pineapple Express (warm tropical moisture), in our region. It's expected to bring 2-4 inches of rain to the Valley with 3-7+ inches in the foothills and Sierra. 
  • Snow levels will be above 7,500 feet, lowering to 5,000-6,000 feet Saturday evening. 
  • Dry new year's day. 
  • Flood Watch has been issued for portions of the Valley and Delta Friday morning through early Sunday morning.  
  • The National Weather Service says to expect moderate impacts in the region.


  • Thursday into Friday: Heavy amounts of rain moves into the area and will stick around Saturday. A flood watch goes into effect and lasts until Saturday. 
  • Friday: Flood watch will go into effect and last until Sunday morning. It will affect rivers, creeks, streams and flood-prone areas.
  • Sunday: Rain subsides 
By CBS13 Staff

Sandbag locations

There are several sandbag locations open in Northern California. 

Those living in unincorporated Sacramento County have four self-service sandbag sites now open ahead of the storm. The locations are at the Branch Center, Orangevale Community Center, Westside Park, and the Wilton Fire Station. 

Officials say sand and bags are provided at the locations; residents just need to bring a shovel.

Sacramento County

Click here to see which locations are open. (Information subject to change.)

  • County Branch Center
    3847  Branch Center Rd., Sacramento
  • City Corporation Yard
    December 30 from 10 am-3 pm
    10250 Iron Rock Way, Elk Grove
  • Jean Harvie Senior Citizen & Community Center
    14273 River Rd., Walnut Grove  
  • Jose P. Rizal Community Center
    7320 Florin Mall Dr., Sacramento
  • Point Pleasant United Methodist Church
    3329 Point Pleasant Rd., Elk Grove 
  • Orangevale Community Center
    6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Station #106
    2200 Park Towne Cir., Sacramento
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Station #55
    7776 Excelsior Rd., Sacramento
  • Westside Park
    6555 West 2nd St., Rio Linda
  • Wilton Fire Station
    10661 Alta Mesa Rd., Wilton
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Station #55
    7776 Excelsior Rd., Sacramento

US Forest Ranger Station
10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee

By CBS13 Staff

Alert for possible flooding issued for Solano County

The National Weather Service has issued an alert for possible flooding in Solano County that may start on Friday morning and continue through late Saturday night. 

By Christopher Baker

Sacramento County: Storm Updates

Sacramento County has a web page set up for residents that information about possible localized flooding, and, in extreme cases, localized evacuation warnings.  

Here are some of the main points about parks and sandbags:

Park Closures

The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks is closing several park properties along the American River and Dry Creek Parkways to prepare for anticipated flooding. 

Along the American River Parkway, the following parks will be closed beginning Friday, Dec. 30

  • Discovery Park
  • Howe Avenue Access
  • Watt Avenue Access

Along the Dry Creek Parkway, the following properties will be closed beginning Friday, Dec. 30.

  • Dry Creek Ranch House Access
  • Dry Creek Parking Lot 
  • Cherry Island Sports Park 

The above-mentioned properties will remain closed until further notice.

Sandbag Stations

Four sandbag locations are open for residents in the unincorporated areas of the County: 

  • Point Pleasant Methodist Church (3329 Point Pleasant Rd.; 20-bag limit)
  • Branch Center (3847 Branch Center Rd.)
  • Orangevale Community Center (6826 Hazel Ave.)
  • Westside Park (6555 West 2nd St.)
  • Wilton Fire Station (10661 Alta Mesa Road)

More sandbag locations will open if the threat of additional flooding grows.


By Cameron Glenn
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