Roads Closed as Northern California Hit by Deadly Flooding

Heavy rainfall over New Year’s weekend brought flooding to parts of Northern California, prompting road closures across multiple counties.

Footage released by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) on Sunday, January 1, shows floodwater streaming over Highway 99 in Galt, which was closed between Grant Line and Twin Cities Road.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area, and said rain would continue to impact Northern California into the week.

Citing authorities, local media reported one person had been found dead in a vehicle submerged by floodwaters in Sacramento County on Sunday morning. Credit: California Department of Transportation via Storyful

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