Roadways reopen after Tehama County flood

Dec 4, 2014 11:28 AM by News Staff

Roads in Tehama County have reopened Thursday morning after severe flooding forced several closures from Los Molinos to Red Bluff.

As of 7 a.m. Highway 99 has fully reopened after it was closed by Caltrans officials Wednesday night between Highway 36 and Aramyo Way in Los Molinos.

Tehama County Sheriff's Officials say they believe the flooding was caused by a levee break.

In addition to the road closures, water rushed into houses and stranded several motorists, including a Lassen View Elementary School bus. Sheriff's officials said several rescues were performed by search and rescue teams, but fortunately only minor injuries have been reported.

Although the road has been reopened, Caltrans is urging drivers to be cautious when traveling on Highway 99 Thursday, water is still up to the side of the road and debris is scattered throughout the road and side streets.


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