SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Greater Sacramento Area is seeing its largest amount of rainfall in months causing flooding along roadways.
The city of Galt, in southern Sacramento County, shared on social media at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday that Lower Sacramento Road was flooded causing an emergency road closure.
The closure was at the Union Pacific undercrossing near Woodson Road.
The Woodland Police Department, in eastern Yolo County, also shared on Tuesday morning that several calls came in about flooding roads around the city.
Flooding along westbound US-50 at Howe Ave and Power Inn Road caused traffic to back Bradshaw Road, according to Total Traffic and Weather Network Sacramento.
In preparation for continued flooding as the area continues into the rainy season Sacramento County shared three locations where people can pick up sandbags.
Those locations include:
- 3847 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento
- 6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale
- 6555 West 2nd St., Rio Linda
Rain is expected to continue throughout the day across Northern California with snow in the Sierra Nevada.
According to the National Weather Service, around 1:40 p.m. they received damage reports that were associated with thunderstorms north of Galt near Highway 99. At the same time, they received pictures of a funnel cloud.
The NWS is currently working with officials to figure out if a thunderstorm or tornado caused the damage.