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Atmospheric River Triggers Flooding in Ventura County

Firefighters and road crews worked to protect roadways from flooding in southern California on Monday, February 19, as an atmospheric river triggered heavy rain in the region.

Footage posted to X by Ventura County Fire Department on Monday morning shows flooded conditions on Highway 33 in Ventura.

“Crews are working to reinforce the sand berm and install sandbags to keep the runoff off the roadway, please slow down under these wet conditions,” the department said in the video.

Moderate to heavy rain was forecast for the region through Wednesday. Credit: VCFD via Storyful

Video transcript

- Ventura County firefighters are working in conjunction with Caltrans on Highway 33, just south of Casitas Springs. Here, some runoff from the downpour that recently occurred started to impact the roadway along Highway 33, specifically on the northbound lanes. Crews are working to reinforce the sand berm and install sandbags to keep the runoff off the roadway. Please, slow down under these wet conditions.

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Ventura County firefighters are working in conjunction with Caltrans, on Highway 33, just south of Casitas Springs. Here, some runoff from the downpour that recently occurred started to impact the roadway along Highway 33, specifically on the northbound lanes. Crews are working to reinforce the sand berm and install sandbags to keep the runoff off the roadway. Please, slow down under these wet conditions.

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