Flooding on Highway 37

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Flooding Forces Highway 37 Closure

Westbound Lanes Shut Down

KCBS Radio Morning News
February 15, 2019 - 6:20 am

NOVATO (KCBS Radio) -- Westbound lanes of Highway 37 remained closed between Atherton Ave. and Highway 101 in Novato on Friday morning as water poured across the pavement.

The floodwaters began to rise after a Thursday levee break along Novato Creek.

Authorities initially closed a single westbound lane on Thursday evening but expanded the closure to both westbound lanes as the flooding worsened.

Hydrology reports indicate Novato Creek actually crested on Thursday, with water levels expected to continue to fall. The California Highway Patrol said it expected the westbound lanes of the road to remain closed until Saturday morning.

There has been widespread flooding in the Bay Area due to what has seemed like incessant rain this week. The submerged truck was photographed in Petaluma while the second photo shows a road just outside of Rio Nido, where power lines are also down on Friday morning. The third picture shows damage in Sausalito where a mudslide pushed a duplex down a hill and into another home on Thursday. The final picture shows Highway 37 in Novato, which remained closed westbound on Friday morning although authorities hoped to reopen it soon. Reporters Curtiss Kim, Jeffrey Schaub, @serendipity6000 and @holly_quan supplied the photographs.

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