MADERA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Roadway flooding was reported Sunday along the southbound lanes of the 99 Freeway in Madera, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The flooding was reported just before noon in the area of the 99 and Avenue 16, the CHP said. Traffic was backed up to near Avenue 17.
The CHP reported around 3 p.m. that the drain pipe under the freeway was clogged and would need a contractor to clear the flooding.
Caltrans Quickmap reported that traffic along the southbound 99 Freeway was backed up approximately 13.5 miles from Avenue 17 in Madera to Herndon Avenue in Fresno.
Rain was seen falling in the area at the time of the flooding.
The CHP also reported numerous traffic collisions in the area.