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Caltrans Prepares for Incoming Rain and Snow

Caltrans says drivers need to pay special attention if traveling in certain areas in coming days.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 8:29 PM

With rain and snow forecasted for the weekend and part of next week, Caltrans is getting ready for the incoming storms.

And it's warning drivers to be prepared as well.

We visited Caltrans headquarters Friday to see how crews were getting ready and to find out what drives can expect in the coming days.

Crews were getting plows ready for high altitude areas where snow is expected.

Representatives say they've got crews ready on standby and ready to go for whatever the rain and snow may bring.

“Our maintenance crews watch the weather systems and staff as they come in, so we're ready to go,” Caltrans public information officer Chris Woodward said. “For screening at I5, there's a possibility over the weekend that we may have truck and or vehicle screening for northbound interstate 5 travelers”

Woodward said screening is anticipated on I-5 north Monday and Tuesday.

So it's a good idea to have them in your car if you plan on heading in that direction.

As always, they warn drivers to slow down in the rain and they say there is still a chance for mud and debris slides.

So be cognizant when driving through burn scar areas.

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