No surprise: Flooding closes Scott Road

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Scott Road

Bill "Birdman" Gengler shared a photo of Scott Road today with this note: "Pictures show that Scott road is flooded today and there are no signs at either the North entrance from Folsom or the South entrance from Jackson Highway. Lots of cars getting there and having to turn around. Why no signs where they should be, so dozens of people have to turn around?" Click photo for larger image. Read more » about No surprise: Flooding closes Scott Road

Falling water and a rising sun

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After the storm

Wednesday morning, with the Cosumnes River levels falling, the community was looking at the forecast of a couple of showery days, then maybe a few days of sunshine. The Country Club was looking at a cleanup job on the first hole of the South Course, an area that got a taste of Cosumnes floodwaters. Photo by Frank Falusi. Click for larger image. Read more » about Falling water and a rising sun

Area prepares for high winds and water

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[Updated 5:20 p.m. Tuesday] The Cosumnes River was rising rapidly Tuesday afternoon and headed for a crest that would cause flooding in Wilton. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning at 2 p.m., saying strong winds could down trees and cause power outages throughout the area in the afternoon and evening. Read more » about Area prepares for high winds and water

South Course, area roads are flooded

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[Updated 3:25 p.m. Monday] Monday morning’s cresting Cosumnes River flooded the first hole of Rancho Murieta’s South Course, which the club says should not be a major project to repair. There is a higher crest predicted for early Wednesday. A number of flooded area roads remained closed into Monday afternoon. Read more » about South Course, area roads are flooded

Storm eases; minimal damage in Murieta

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[Updated 5:15 p.m. Sunday] Heavy precipitation was moving out of the area Sunday night, leaving behind minimal damage in Rancho Murieta -- a power outage and a few downed trees -- but forecasters are predicting a gray, showery week, with the possibiity of heavy rain. Read more » about Storm eases; minimal damage in Murieta

A slice of perfect December weather

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Cosumnes River

So after Thursday's rains, Friday was a slice of bright, chilly December in Rancho Murieta. The Cosumnes was running high (and brown), and people gathered on the pedestrian bridge to watch it race past. The National Weather Service is predicting scattered frost Saturday morning and widespread frost Sunday morning. There's no rain in the forecast until late next week. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about A slice of perfect December weather

Good Samaritans, rescuers and rainy roads

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During Thursday evening’s heavy rain, Deer Creek rose quickly and overwhelmed Scott Road, as it often does. A drama played out – apparently involving Murietans – at the usual flooded spot south of Boys Ranch Road.

Shortly after 7 p.m., a car with two people, believed to be residents of Murieta South, headed south on Scott Road. They tried to drive through the low spot and flooded the car’s engine. The water was so high the couple couldn’t open the car’s doors. Read more » about Good Samaritans, rescuers and rainy roads

Scott Road is flooded

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[Updated 8:42 p.m.] After reports from neighbors through Thursday dinnertime that Scott Road was flooded in spots or closed, the county's stream-level system finally began reporting the road as flooded shortly before 7 p.m. There were also reports of flooding on Jackson Road, at Grant Line and Eagles Nest roads. Read more » about Scott Road is flooded

Wind drops traffic light onto Jackson Road

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Traffic light

A county crew was at work in a driving rain at midafternoon Thursday, repairing a traffic light that fell onto Jackson Road at the South Gate in the morning's strong winds. The light dangled by its wires for a time before falling. The Community Services District alerted authorities, and Security moved the light out of traffic to await the repair. Although the wind slowed some during the afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory at 3 p.m., saying we can expect southerly winds to pick up to 20-30 mph, with gusts to 30-35 mph, until 10 p.m. Read more » about Wind drops traffic light onto Jackson Road

Warmed by November sunshine...

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Pedestrian bridge

A sunny November day in the 70s is something to be savored, and Sunday was just such a day. Murietans were at the parks, playing tennis, hitting the golf courses or buzzing around in their golf carts, many of them passing over the pedestrian bridge. The weather forecast calls for a chance of showers Tuesday and cooler temperatures after that. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Warmed by November sunshine...

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