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(KTXL) — The atmospheric river drenching California has led to widespread flooding in the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada, as well as other parts of the state.

Sacramento County, as well as most counties in the region, are under Severe Flood Warnings, River Flood Warnings, or Storm Warnings.

The rainfall from the atmospheric river started earlier in the week, and since Friday evening it has led to several inches of rain across large swaths of the state.

Parts of the Central Valley could receive as much as 1-4 inches of rain, and parts of the foothills could receive between 4 and 7 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Drivers who encounter flooded roadways are advised to not drive through them or around barricades.

Wind gusts with speeds ranging from 25 to 35 mph are expected in parts of the Central Valley and foothills and could cause downed tree branches.

Storm Updates:


8:45 p.m.

More than 130,000 people are without power across the city and county of Sacramento, according to SMUD.

The company cited strong winds and winter weather for the outages, with the most customers affected in the areas of North Natomas, Downtown Sacramento and East Sacramento.

6:00 p.m.

Sacramento County officials proclaimed a “local state of emergency for winter storms,” citing the “significant transportation impacts, rising creek and river levels and flooding in Wilton” that the atmospheric river has caused on Dec. 31.

Interstate 80 remains closed between Colfax and the Nevada state line, a stretch of about 70 miles, due to several spinouts, Caltrans advised.

As it gets darker, the National Weather Service and local officials advise drivers to be extra cautious when driving through areas that could be flooded.

3:33 p.m.

The Cameron Park CSD located at 2502 Country Club Drive has been opened as an evacuation shelter as overnight accommodations for those who have been evacuated by the storm, according to El Dorado County officials.

The El Dorado County Placerville Library has been closed as an evacuation center.

2:43 p.m.

Sacramento County has opened an additional sandbag location at Point Pleasant United Methodist Church (3329 Point Pleasant Road)

“Sacramento County supplies the sand and bags, but residents will need to bring a shovel,” the county wrote in a news release. “There is a 20-bag limit per visit.”

2:40 p.m.

Caltrans District shared a video of Bridal Veil Falls rushing near Highway 50.

2:18 p.m.

The Rocklin Police Department announced that a sandbag location will be open at Johnson Springview Park.

1:43 p.m.

Arcade Creek near American River College has reached flood stage of 76.34 feet.

1:43 p.m.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office called an evacuation order for the area south of Cameron Park Lake, north of Navion Court, east of Cambridge Road and west of Boeing Road.

1:26 p.m.

Those in the Wilton area of Sacramento County are being advised to leave the area now as rising waters from the Cosumnes River may spill onto roadways and cut off access.

9:40 a.m.

Caltrans District 3 announced that Highway 50 will be closed from Ice Hose Road to Meyers, Highway 49 will be closed from San Ridge Road to Amador County and State Route 89 is closed around Emerald Bay.

The transportation department cited flooding as the main cause and has no current estimated time for reopening.

9:31 a.m.

Sierra-at-Tahoe announced on social media that they will halting operations for the day due to the closure Highway 50 in both directions.

8:37 a.m.

The Stockton Police Department is advising drivers to avoid the area of Hammer Lane at the underpass of the railroad tracks due to serious flooding.

7:34 a.m.

More than 4,000 people without power in San Joaquin County.

6:41 a.m.

The Cosumnes River at Wilton Road has reached 73.50 feet and is considered at flood stage, according to Sacramento County.


10 p.m.

The following roads were closed in Sacramento County due to flooding.

Arno Road closed between Railey Road and Kerry Lane; Pellandini Road closed between Twin Cities Road and Robson Road; Scott Road closed at Deer Creek; Kiefer Boulevard closed from Jackson Road to Grant Line.

4:14 p.m.

Multiple trees were downed and blocking roadways in northern Solano County. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office said drivers should be careful in the areas of Pleasants Valley Road, Putah Creek Road, Gibson Canyon Road and Cantelow Road.