Sunday, January 29, 2023

Russian, Navarro, and Garcia Rivers Close Roads After Floodwaters Breach Their Banks

As of 7:09 a.m. this morning, there are three major locations impacted by flooding that travelers need be aware of planning their commute.

As predicted, the Russian River overflowed last night around 12:45 a.m. closing State Route 175, the east-west corridor between Old and New Hopland. The roadway as a result is completely flooded and as is cropland to the west of the bridge.

State Route 128 is still closed after water rose above the banks of the Navarro River yesterday evening. The western closure of Highway 128 begins where it intersects with Highway 1 running until Flynn Creek Road, the closure’s eastern point. Last night there were reports of drivers abandoning their vehicles after hip-high waters rendered them inoperable. Caltrans predicts the roadway will reopen by 12:00 p.m. today.

Highway 1 is now closed between Flumeville and Stornetta due to the Garcia River breaching its banks and impacting the roadway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

Be sure to check the Caltrans Quickmap for any changes before commuting.



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  1. Thanks for reporting this. Who knew? UDJ has nothing! That Talmage Rd. flooding looks pretty bad, and the sinkhole in Willits is scary!

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