several sedans and a big rig were stuck when flood waters overtook the street. The big rig had been removed when an Express reporter visited the scene Thursday afternoon, but three sedans were still stuck in the mud; all of the cars had been cleared by Monday morning and the road reopened, though the street was still covered in mud. It isn’t clear how long the mud will remain on that road and others. Beth Gabor, a spokesperson for Yolo County, told the Express by email that while the county is responsible for clearing county roads, that clearing is limited to removing debris using a vehicle that is similar to a snow plow. Gabor said Yolo County currently has limited staff and that clearing of the roads “may not be happening as quickly as residents would like.” Streets in nearby Esparto were also caked in thick mud after the rain overpowered a small canal running adjacent to Plainfield Street, generating a flood that reached up to the very top of driveways in surrounding neighborhoods. By Thursday evening, the flood water had resided and cars were spotted driving around “road closed” signs. Nowhere was the damage more significant than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where thousands of people were without power in the hours after the storm and at least two people died in weather-related incidents.]]>
Cars float, residents clean up after flooding hits Winters, Yolo County
Residents cleaned up after a strong storm dumped more than five inches of rain on Winters, triggering flash flooding and leaving behind a muddy mess.