CENTRAL SIERRA — Mud slides, roadway flooding, evacuation warnings, and trees falling across roadways are just some of the emergencies to which firefighters, CHP, Sheriff’s deputies, PG&E, Caltrans and County Roads are responding today.
Currently there are dangerous road conditions in the following areas of Eastern Madera County:
- Road 274 at Marina View – mud/debris in roadway
- Highway 41 on Deadwood – mud/debris in roadway
- Highway 41 at Serpa Canyon – water flowing across the road
- Highway 41 at Cedar Valley – mud/debris in roadway
- Highway 49 at Indian Rock – water flowing across the road
- Road 200 near Fine Gold Creek bridge- mud/rocks in roadway
- Road 432 Bass Lake – mudslide, roadway closed at Falls Beach
- Road 426 near Sierra Tel – river overflowing into roadway, traffic control in place
- Timberview at Road 223 – roadway washing out
(UPDATE: As of 7 p.m., all these incidents have been cleared, however new mud, rock and debris slides and flooding continue throughout the area.)
Some Cedar Valley residents have been issued an evacuation warning. Residents on the east side of Church Street in North Fork, and those in Bass Lake Mobile Home Park are under a mandatory evacuation order.
An evacuation center has been opened at EV Free Church at 50443 Road 427 (School Road near Yosemite High School.
Conditions are changing by the minute, so residents are advised to use extreme caution when traveling on mountain roads.
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