Storm impacts Valley roads

“It makes for a really bad Monday.” Says Analisa Woodward. 
The wet and slick roads caused plenty of headaches for drivers Monday.
“I was getting onto 99 from 41 and there were about three big pot holes.” She says. 
Thanks to the storm Analisa Woodward says she was one of many people pulled over on 99. 
“I managed to miss two, but not the third so it popped the tire and here I am.” Says Woodward.
She was forced to call for help to get her tire replaced. 
Several reports to Caltrans caused traffic to back up on 41 South as crews closed down two lanes to get the roads fixed.  
“I travel this freeway a bit and I didn’t see those there last week.” She says. 
Off the freeway the storm also created nightmares, from uprooted large trees in roads to water filled streets. 
At Olive and Peach in Fresno vehicles were forced to get through several feet of water.
A blue Corvette even got stuck, the owner was forced to call for help to be towed out.
“Our maintenance forces are out there keeping up with the storms.” Says Tami Conrado from Caltrans. 
Tami Conrado says as another big storm heads our drivers are reminded to look out for road damage such as pot holes. 
“With a big storm those can produce themselves rapidly.” She says. 
When the wind shield wipers go on she says those behind the wheel need to remember to slow down to avoid hazards.
“If it is wet out there reduce your speed and make more time for yourself to get to your destination.” She adds.
Drivers are urged to report potholes on freeways to Caltrans. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383