Recent rain causes flooding conditions west of Williams and road closures

Multiple emergency service agencies are assisting with flooding conditions west of Williams at Freshwater Road, and Highway 20 and Walnut Drive.

According to scanner traffic and officials, water from nearby creeks flooded roadways and threatened several homes.

The Colusa County Office of Emergency Services said one individual was assisted out of his home on Freshwater Road, while homes on Walnut Drive were being threatened.

“We have crews out there preparing sandbags to provide flood fighting for those homes,” said Janice Bell of the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

Bell stated that the department has reached out to CalFire for assistance and boats on standby to assist with the flood fighting efforts and or rescue. From scanner traffic Meridian Fire, Colusa Fire and Williams Fire are all aiding in the effort.

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office released this statement, “There are no mandatory evacuations occurring in Williams. Some residences on the west side of the county are getting water inside, but the Colusa County Department of Public Works is clearing out identified problem ditches in an effort to alleviate water accumulation. The Williams Fire Department and the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office are diligently assisting in getting sand bags to the homes currently threatened.”

Road Closures (at the time of report 6:35 PM):

– Highway 20 at E Street in Williams where a reported six inches of water was crossing the roadway. CHP is on scene and diverting traffic.
– Seventh Street in Williams from North Street to Freshwater Road.
– Old Highway 99 closed from Delevan Road and I-5 Overcrossing
– Old Highway 99 closed from Freshwater Rd to Haas Rd.
– Old Highway 99 closed at Grimes-Arbuckle to Perkins Road
– Sand Creek Road closed at Cortina School Road
– Schaad Road Closed at Highway 20 to Freshwater
– Walnut Drive Closed from Highway 20 to Zumwalt Road
– Lone Star Road Closed at Myers Road.
– Hahn Road closed from Highway 99 to Grimes-Arbuckle Road.

CHP has reported roadway flooding on Highway 45 at Packer Road just south of Princeton; however, vehicles can still cross the road.

Click here to view a list of road closures.

Click here to view the Pioneer Review Storm Center.

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