<![CDATA[A strong Pacific storm is bringing heavy rain to the Winters area, prompting weather officials to issue a flood warning. The flood warning elevates an earlier alert issued by the National Weather Service on Monday that cautioned residents and businesses of the likelihood of flooded roads in the region. Several roads in unincorporated Yolo County were closed on Wednesday ahead of the warning, including a portion of State Route 16 between Madison and Esparto. Winters are officials are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. In an email sent to the Express on Tuesday, City Manager John Donlevy said sand and sandbags have been placed next to the Corporation Yard on East Street near Yolo Federal Credit Union, and city staff will be patrolling Winters around-the-clock looking for issues. Sand and sandbags are also available along Foxglove Circle, the scene of a large flood last month during a similar storm. The Rancho Arroyo Detention Pond, which overflowed during the last storm, has been "completely drained with practically 100 percent available capacity," Donlevy said. Those with flooding-related emergencies are asked to call 9-1-1. The flood warning issued Wednesday afternoon covers all of Yolo County, including Winters, as well as neighboring Sacramento, Solano, Yuba and Napa Counties. The weather service said flooding is expected throughout the region, including in portions of Vacaville, Fairfield, Davis, Woodland and Sacramento. Visit the Express Weather page for current conditions and the latest weather forecast at www.wintersexpress.com/weather. ]]>
Flood Warning issued for Winters, Yolo County as Pacific storm moves through
A strong Pacific storm is set to bring heavy rain and wind to the Winters area, which could trigger flash flooding, according to weather forecasters.