Storm Causes Flooding in Stanislaus County

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STANISLAUS COUNTY -- Cars are making waves on streets that have turned into waterways from Turlock to Modesto.

Several Stanislaus County streets flooded creating headaches for drivers and more work for city crews.

One of the worst hit streets in Stanislaus County is close to Modesto Junior College on Stoddard and Tully where some parking lots were closed because of the inches of water blocking drivers.

“These cars are literally driving through solid rain trying to get somewhere it’s like … where is it… where is the water going? Like where is it supposed to go?,” Kevin Macias, a student at the college said.

Larry Parlin, the Director of Utilities with the City of Modesto, says their crews have been busy all  Friday morning and afternoon.

He’s urging drivers to slow down when faced with floods.

“The three hour period this morning we had about 1.2 inches of rain. It’s really overwhelmed the drainage infrastructure that’s able to take it off the streets. That, coupled with the fact that it is fall, there’s leaves, there’s debris in the streets and can plug up some of those drains has caused a real problem for you,” Parlin explained.

Parlin says most of the flooding should subside by Friday evening.