Storm hits the Valley

Storm hits the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. - A viewer sent us photos of a crash in Earlimart on Highway 99. A CHP officer was hit by a car and rushed to the hospital with moderate to major injuries. The slick roads may have been a factor in the crash.

Officers had to shut down all southbound lanes of Highway 99 at Avenue 56. 

Meanwhile, PG&E says they have extra crews on standby ready to respond to outages due to the storm.

On Tuesday night, there were about 400 customers without power in the Fresno area. 

"We don't have a lot of concerns here in the Central Valley area. We do have some concerns on the Central Coast and we've moved crews over there for that," said PG&E spokesperson, Denny Boyles. 

"We're actually looking forward to more rain in the Valley as been predicted we're going to have," said Steve Safarjian, President of Kings River Golf and Country Club. 

At the Kings River Golf Course in Kingsburg, the Kings River is low and there's not much concern of history repeating itself like last June when the river flooded.

"It's on my mind, but it's not an issue we really deal with or think about," said Royal Cash who lives near the river. 

Cash lives about 500 yards from the river. He was evacuated in June. But there was no damage to his home. 

"With me, I've lived in places before where it floods a lot. We just go up higher, you don't have to evacuate, you just go up higher," said Cash.

Most drivers around the Valley appear to be taking it safe on the roads. 

"I feel like everybody's going usper slow. Everybody's going like lower than the speed limit," said Jackie Ayala. "I feel like everyone's driving pretty well."


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