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Storm Watch: Road Conditions in Shasta County

Road conditions and safety are a concern for many people in the storm.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 5:35 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 8:43 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Road conditions and safety are a concern for many people in the storm.

Action News Now reporter Mario Montalvo spoke with officials to get information on how they are working to keep the roads safe during this storm. 

Caltrans is asking everyone to slow down when traveling during inclement weather and keep a safe distance between you and vehicles in front of you.

If you're traveling to the north, know that snow on the roadways is a possibility and you should have chains with you just in case.

"It's imperative for motorists to be prepared for travel in inclement weather," said Chris Woodward of Caltrans District 2. "Snow levels are a little bit higher right now but we have seen some chain controls over the last couple of days. So, if you're traveling into the higher elevation, make sure that you're prepared." 

Other concerns include rock and debris slides in areas affected by fires. 

Woodward says even though Caltrans has put many erosion control measures in place, with the amount of rain expected, it's always a possibility. They also say to make sure you have a full tank of gas before you travel because you never know when a road could be closed and you may have to turn around. 

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