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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Multiple departments have responded to over 300 dispatch calls on Sunday as the North State experiences flash floods and other weather conditions.
The Butte County Sheriff's Office said it documented over 250 dispatch calls today and usually averages 150 calls over a 24-hour period per day. The Oroville Emergency Command Center also said it has received 111 calls since this morning. During a normal 24-hour period Oroville ECC usually gets around 50 dispatches.
The North State is experiencing some road closures including Highway 70 at Deadwood Rd. due to a rockslide and flood, and Oro Quincy Highway at Lakeside Way due to flooding.
The California Highway Patrol Oroville is urging drivers to be cautious as the southbound lane of State Route 99 between Nelson Shippee and Nelson is also flooded.
We have already had several collisions this morning for vehicles hydroplaning, numerous trees falling, and several roadways that are experiencing flooding. If you can stay home and off the roads today, Please Do. If you are out on the roads, please use extreme caution.
#ButteSheriff deputies along with Search and Rescue are ready and available to respond to any emergencies within Butte County. The heavy rain has impacted many roadways. Please remember to slow down, watch for roadway hazards, and report any unsafe conditions. pic.twitter.com/raoto1kwD5
— Butte County Sheriff (@ButteSheriff) October 24, 2021