SAN DIEGO — Several roads are closed around San Diego County as crews anticipate heavy flooding.
The closures come as another atmospheric river has made its way to the San Diego region, bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds to the area Tuesday morning.
The following Mission Valley roads surrounding the San Diego River were closed as of 9 p.m. Monday, according to the City of San Diego Twitter:
- Southbound Qualcomm Way at Rio San Diego Drive
- Northbound Mission Center Road between Hazard Center Drive and Camino De La Reina
- Southbound Ward Road at Camino Del Rio N
- Camino Del Este between Station Village Drive and Camino De La Reina
- Westbound Camino De La Reina at Camino De La Siesta
- Eastbound Camino De La Reina, west of Avenida Del Rio
- San Diego Mission Road between Fairmount Avenue and Caminito Yucatan
Countywide, a list of updated road closures can be found on the Department of Public Works Twitter page.
The following roads were closed by the County of San Diego DPW as of 9:15 a.m. Tuesday:
- Quarry Road in Spring Valley between State Route 125 and Lakeview Drive
- De Luz Murrieta Road from 40153 De Luz Murrieta Road to the Riverside County line in Fallbrook
- 5th Street from Old Highway 395 to Huffstatler Street in the Rainbow area
- Huffstatler Road from 5th Street to 2nd Street in the Rainbow area
- Country Club Drive south of Harmony Grove Road in Escondido
- Pine Creek crossing between Pine Creek Road and Valley View Train in the Pine Valley area
- W Lilac Road from Road Runner Ridge to Oma Road in Valley Center
- Letton Street from Main Street to Kelly Avenue in Ramona
- Camino Del Rey from Camino Del Cielo to Via Maria Elena in the Bonsall area
- Sandia Creek Road from Santa Margarita Preserve to Rock Mountain Road in Fallbrook
- Black Canyon Road from Southerland Dam Road to Hallyeyaaw Lane in Julian
Southern California is expected to get the heaviest rain from this next atmospheric river event expecting to bring widespread heavy showers, potentially damaging winds and cold temperatures.
Flooding and excessive runoff are concerns over the next few days because of high rainfall rates and already saturated ground. Rain then becomes more showery Wednesday afternoon into evening.
A different atmospheric river last week caused heavy flooding in the Mission Valley area surrounding the San Diego River. prompting some road closures and emergency crews to be on standby.
The City of San Diego urged residents to not attempt to drive, ride or walk through the flooding and to report any issues to their emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500.