Dec 3, 2014 5:33 PM by News Staff
A second day of much-needed rain is falling across the North State, but along with the wet weather we are seeing widespread flooding, downed trees and dangerous road conditions.
The heavy rains have challenged drivers, with accidents in Chico, Oroville, and Redding being attributed to the weather. Caltrans officials say Highway 99 traffic in Los Molinos was backed up near Wilson Road and 6th Avenue due to flooding. State Road 70 in Plumas County was closed Wednesday morning when three tons of rock blocked the highway.
Heavy flooding has been reported in Corning and Orland.
In Corning public works crews had to temporarily close Solano Street between 2nd and Third Street after storm drains were overwhelmed by heavy rain fall.
In Orland fire crews had to work quickly to keep water from spreading into classrooms at Fairview Elementary School and more than a foot of water made its way inside the lobby at Hibdon Auto Center on E. Walker Street.
In Los Molinos a tree reportedly fell on a propane tank on Helen Street and in Chico a car parked at W. 2nd Avenue and the Esplanade was damaged when a tree limb fell on top of it.
The National Weather Service has issued Flood Advisories for Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Tehama and Colusa Counties until 11:45 p.m.
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