- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - California highway officials are rushing to stabilize a highway north of San Francisco ahead of another strong storm expected to hit the region Thursday.

The Napa Valley Transit Authority says that a levee by the road has broken, and the water has washed out underneath Highway 37.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2kPuaYw ) that a three-mile stretch of Highway 37 has been closed since Thursday and California Highway Patrol officials on Monday said they expect it to remain closed until at least Thursday as crews work to raise the road.

Highway 37 has been inundated with floods from a series of storms in January and February, causing road closures and traffic issues along the major thoroughfare.

Caltrans has authorized an $8 million emergency repair that would raise the facility 1 to 2 feet.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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