A major storm is now rolling over the area and DPW crews are on storm patrol, working 12-hour shifts round the clock. The DPW Emergency Page is active with the latest road conditions, weather updates and other safety advisories. Updates are also available on Facebook.com/SDCountyDPW and Twitter.com/SDCountyDPW
During and immediately after the storms, DPW crews are working to clear mud and debris flows, clear clogged storm channels, and plow the mountain roads. Please watch for crews and equipment, slow down, and be safe. Don't cross flooded roadways where you cannot see the pavement; don't go around barricades; and don't go near storm channels, creeks or streams. Also, check the DPW Emergency page and DPW Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates. Road updates are posted by DPW crews with the very latest information. Please do not ask them to respond to questions; they are quite busy driving snowplows and other equipment.
Once again the County of San Diego is making available free sand and bags to residents in the unincorporated areas. Residents just need to bring their own shovel. Locations include:
• Cal Fire Station 73: 28205 North Lake Wohlford Road, Valley Center
• Pauma Valley-Rincon, Cal Fire Station 70: 16971 Highway 76, Valley Center
• Cal Fire Station 50: 1587 Highway 78, Julian
• Alpine Fire Protection District, Station 17: 1364 Tavern Road, Alpine (Bags ONLY)
• Ramona Station: 3410 Dye Road, Ramona, CA
• North County Fire Protection District, Station 4: 4375 Pala Mesa Drive, Fallbrook
• Cal Fire Station 30: 17304 Highway 94, Dulzura
• Bonita/Sunnyside Fire Department: 4900 Bonita Road, Bonita
You can monitor the status of the dips by webcam. Just go to http://sdcfcd.org/webcams.html and select the site.
Storm Ready: We are Certified!
It's the rainy season and dark clouds and rain are on the way - it appears lots of rain. DPW crews have been working to prepare - cleaning storm channels and drains, clearing and replacing under-the-road culverts, and checking all the equipment that will be needed to keep our roads safe and passable.
And once again the County of San Diego is designated as a StormReady County, thanks to the efforts of DPW’s Flood Control Section. This certification by the National Weather Service demonstrates that San Diego County is prepared for storm-related disasters. The program also helps save on insurance premiums across the unincorporated county.
Flood Control staff have redesigned our storm operations center (The Weather Center) to more efficiently conduct storm operations, expanded our webcam program at low water crossings subject to frequent flooding, developed a near real-time flood forecast model for the San Luis Rey River Watershed, designed and helped conduct a comprehensive regional flood disaster exercise, and expanded the ALERT flood warning system. All to help us better prepare and keep us informed during severe weather.
Check for road closure notices, snow plowing operations, and other safety advisories on the DPW Facebook and Twitter pages, and during severe weather on the DPW Emergency Page. And above all - be safe this winter season. Don't cross flooded roadways where you cannot see the pavement, and watch for DPW crews plowing the mountain roadways during and immediately after the storms.
Need to report a problem? Complete our service request form here.
Check out top capital improvement projects DPW has underway or planned for the future.
Other road closures and detour updates due to construction or special events are posted on the DPW Road Closure page.
Check out how DPW crews are Working For You on the video archive page, and on the DPW Youtube account.
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