1 found dead in car submerged in water on California’s Hwy. 99

Report: One person found dead in submerged vehicle on California highway. 99

Highway 99 near Sacramento reopened early Monday morning after a massive lake blanketed the road following a historic atmospheric river that brought heavy rains to Northern California in the final days of 2022. did. And parts of Sacramento County were flooded.
Dozens of people were rescued from submerged vehicles on Sunday morning as the Cosmnes River flooded Route 99 south of Elk Grove, the KCRA reported. The TV station said the Kosmunes fire department found him dead in a submerged car.

Caltrans shared an image of a submerged car on Twitter. Government agencies temporarily closed Highway 99 between Grant Line and Dillard Road south of Elk Grove due to flooding. Caltrans said the road reopened shortly after midnight on Monday.

The Sacramento County Emergency Services Department has ordered residents of the town of Wilton to shelter in place. “Rising water levels have made roads in the area impassable,” the agency said. “People at home, please stay at home.” Point Pleasant was also under an evacuation order due to flooding.
Another atmospheric river is set to soak Northern California from Tuesday night through Thursday.

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