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January 20, 2010 (San Diego County, 7:45 p.m.) – Severe storms have left many roads flooded throughout the county, prompting road closures and rescue operations. CHP reports the following areas are flooded in East County:

• RAMONA: junction of Ramona St. and H St.
• EL CAJON: W. Bradley at N.. Magnolia
• LAKESIDE: Willows Rd. and Bobcat Lane, also Woodside Ave. and Riverford Rd.

Snow is falling in Cuyamaca, Julian and Mt. Laguna. There are high winds at Jacumba on I-8.

In San Diego, a rescue is underway at Sea World Drive and Ingraham, where two cars are trapped in deep water. Washington St. exit onto Southbound 163 is flooded, along with portions of I-15. CHP has closed the following roads due to flooding:

• All of Sports Arena Blvd. from eastbound I-8 to Midway Dr.
• Midway Drive to Rosecrans Ave
• Rosecrans Ave. between I-6 and Nimitz Blvd.
• Willow St. between Rosecrans and Chatsworth Blvd.

Additional flooded areas include:

• DEL MAR: Via de la Valle and El Camino Real
• SOLANA BEACH: Stevens and Valley: Rescue underway of people trapped in car in 3 feet of water
• OCEANSIDE: Cole Grade Road


There are numerous accidents around the county. If you must drive tonight, check for road condition updates at http://cad.chp.ca.gov/


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Campo Road/Hwy 94

At the dip on Hwy 94 approximately a mile east of the Arco Station in Jamul, there is flooding. Extremely dangerous as a driver hit this wall of water and lost control of steering. There is a detached car bumper right there, also.