SigAlert Issued for Roadway Flooding

The roadway was cleared and the alert was canceled just before 9 p.m.

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    A SigAlert that was issued for roadway flooding in northeast San Diego County was cleared shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol.

    Areas of state Route 79 between Chihuahua Valley Road and the Riverside County line were affected by severe flash flooding and had to be closed.

    A thick layer of mud and rocks also affected roadways for a short time, said CHP officials. Caltrans assisted in the clean-up efforts.

    CHP Officer Brian Pennings described the flooding in the area as “rivers washing across roadways.”

    He said no vehicles got stuck in the floods. No injuries were reported.

    Just before 9 p.m. authorities confirmed the roadway had been cleared and the SigAlert was lifted.

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