1 dead, dozens rescued after cars caught in flood waters on Highway 99 in Sacramento County, authorities say

Sacramento, California — From New Year’s Eve to Sunday morning, paramedics rescued a motorist. One person was found dead in a submerged vehicle near Highway 99, Dan Quiggle, deputy fire chief for the Cosumnes Community Service District Fire Department, told Sacramento Bee.

Sacramento County officials issued an evacuation order late Sunday for residents of the low-lying Point Pleasant community near Interstate 5 due to impending and dangerous flooding. Residents of communities near Granville Tract and Franklin Pond were told to prepare to leave before rising waters blocked more roads and made evacuation impossible.

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The Sacramento County Emergency Services Department said Sunday afternoon, “floods from the Cosmnes and Mokerum rivers are expected to move southwest toward Interstate 5 and could reach these areas during the night. ” he tweeted. “Livestock in the disaster area should be moved to higher ground.”

At least 6,300 customers were down from 150,000 two days ago as fallen trees were cleared from roads and sidewalks north of the capital, according to an online map of Sacramento’s public works district, with power still out early Monday morning. was lacking.

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State highway workers spent the holiday weekend clearing heavy snow that was blocking traffic from a major highway through the Sierra Nevada.

Near Lake Tahoe, dozens of drivers were rescued after their cars spun out in a snowstorm on Interstate 80 on New Year’s Eve, according to the California Department of Transportation.

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