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Caltrans discusses wet weather impact on North State roads

In the midst of extreme wet weather, Action News Now met up with Caltrans representatives to see if the weather will affect roads in the North State.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 2:22 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - In the midst of extreme wet weather, Action News Now met up with Caltrans representatives to see if the weather will affect roads in the North State.

This winter, community members have seen a number of potholes, flooding and new cracks along city, county and state roadways.

However, Caltrans representatives said that the roads are designed to withstand a lot of water. 

"The roads are designed to withstand a lot of water," said Eric Acana, office chief for roadside maintenance with Caltrans. "It's usually in and around drainages, and when we get a lot of high flows then erosion can't happen. We're usually there to try and address that." 

Acana said that's why many Caltrans workers are out in the winter months working to fix the problems in the roadways as soon as possible. 

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Some showers are expected in your Monday forecast, but will mostly be in the northern end of the valley and mountains. Scattered mountain showers linger Tuesday, then dry and warmer weather takes hold for the middle of the week. Wet weather returns next weekend.
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