Storm to stay lingering over Northern California

Mar 12, 2016 11:12 AM

Rough weather that gave a brief blast to Southern California was set to maintain its steady stay over Northern California into the weekend.

The storm closed schools and snarled traffic in Northern California on Friday, especially north of San Francisco in Sonoma County and Mendocino county, where rivers swelled and flood risk was high.

In the inland mountains, snow was forecast in the Sierra Nevada through the weekend. That snowpack normally stores about 30 percent of the water supply to drought-stricken California.

Roads were closed because of floods and mudslides. The closures included a portion of California Highway 1 in Mendocino County where overnight slides nearly toppled a California Department of Transportation dump truck with an employee inside. The truck hit a guardrail - stopping its fall - and landed at a 45-degree angle.

No one was injured.


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