CHUALAR, Calif. (AP) — Several schools remain closed Thursday in a Northern California town after heavy rain led to flooding on a major highway in Monterey County, officials said.
Several roads near Gonzalez Unified School District schools were closed a day after a heavy downpour led to a six-hour closure Wednesday of Highway 101 near Chualar, a community of about 1,000 people 120 miles (190 kilometers) south of San Francisco, school officials said in a statement.
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At least five homes were flooded and an elementary school was unreachable for several hours after nearby roads became impassable. The flooding in some parts reached four-feet deep, officials said.
Another storm is forecast to reach the area Friday.