Chico city public works prompts safety warning due to rain

The much-needed rain, more than two inches this past week in the Chico area is prompting a safety warning from the city's public works department.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 11:56 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 11:56 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The much-needed rain, more than two inches this past week in the Chico area is prompting a safety warning from the city's public works department.

In Bidwell Park and other outdoor areas, the city is asking the public to be aware of what is above you.

The city's public works department said it has received reports of falling branches and downed trees.

Action News Now spoke to residents of Chico to get their thoughts.

"When is raining like this I think we stick to cement," Chelsea Smith said. "You know we want to avoid the mud. If it's windy then you know limbs will be an issue."

"I looked at the weather yeah. But I listen to the podcast just while I run," Lisa Bridgman said. "That is kind of my entertainment so I tried to keep my volume down low, so I can hear what is happening."

"Just be aware of your surroundings and also anything that may be slippery that you might fall on," Lisa Hopper said. "Or anything that could fall on you."

While city parks are open during stormy weather, public work officials said you should keep a close eye out for potential dangers.

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Dense fog has developed across parts of northern California Monday morning and the potential for light showers will return today. We'll dry out and warm up on Tuesday, but more cool and wet weather is expected mid week. A more substantial wet system is currently projected to move into our region this weekend.
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