Preparing for the Storm

Caltrans prepares for a weekend storm that is expected to hit the North State.

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 7:59 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2019 10:53 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif - Caltrans is keeping a close eye on local highways for falling rocks and mudslides this weekend as the storm is expected to roll in.

Back in November, we spoke with Caltrans about erosion controls when the first storm of the season hit.

They said those four months between the fires and the first storm were so crucial because it gave them time to prepare and apply hydroseed, bark and fences to catch debris.

Now fast forward two months, they feel confident about the work they have done to prevent erosion for this storm.

“While we cannot control everything 100 percent we can mitigate against what’s out there as far as burn scars things caused and related to the fire,” said Joe Baltazar, acting traffic chief for Caltrans District 2.

Caltrans does add if these measures, however, do *not work they have hired contractors to be on standby this weekend to clear up anything as soon as it happens.

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