Live Storm Updates: First round of storms hit the Central Valley

Live Storm Updates: First round of storms hit the Central Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Accuweather warnings are in effect for Saturday, Sunday and Monday as three consecutive storms head toward the Central Valley.

Saturday’s storm system has reached the Valley and looks to be strong with heavy, widespread rain, flooding and snow.

Another storm will bring even more rain and snow Sunday night into Monday.

This story will be updated with more developing coverage of the storm.

January 14, 2023

14:00 California Governor Gavin Newsom in Merced County visiting the impact of recent storms

California Governor Gavin Newsom is in Merced County on Saturday to visit the impact of recent storms in the county.


Newsom touched on how the Planada community is coming together to help each other and mentioned the stories he has heard from community members.

10 a.m. City of Visalia offers sandbag locations and open dry center

The city of Visalia opened its dry center at the Visalia Transit Center on East Oak Ave. Residents can go to dry out from the storm starting at 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Officials have also updated the city’s sandbag locations. To find the nearest sandbag location near you, click here.

8:00 a.m. Two lanes of I-5 north are closed after a mudslide

Two lanes of Interstate 5 north are closed after this mudslide hit the road.

This is in Los Angeles County near Castaic.

These two lanes are closed for three miles.

It is not known how long the shutdown will last, but a contractor is on scene monitoring that shutdown.

January 13, 2023

6:00pm City of Merced updates sandbag locations ahead of upcoming storms

The City of Merced has updated local sandbag locations ahead of this weekend’s upcoming storms.

Sandbags are now available at Fire Station 51 on East 16th Street in Merced. For a complete list of locations, click here.

5:00 p.m. City of Fresno extends opening of storm relief centers

On January 9, the city of Fresno opened four community centers that are open 24 hours a day as storm relief for homeless residents.

RELATED: City of Fresno sets up storm relief centers amid severe weather

The four centers will continue to be open until Tuesday, January 17, at 08:00

5:30 pm Interactive map of evacuation warnings in Merced County

Officials have released an interactive map of the latest evacuation warnings in Merced County.

4:30 pm Caltrans Commuter Alerts: Closure at State Route 99/168/180 and one-way traffic control at Shaver Lake

Caltrans has announced ramp closures on the 99, 168 and 180 freeways starting Friday night in Fresno. Crews will repair guard rails throughout the city.

The westbound 180 Freeway and 168 Freeway ramps to northbound State Route 41 will be closed from 11:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

The southbound Freeway 99 ramp to eastbound and westbound Freeway 180 will be closed from 3:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Caltrans also announced that one-way traffic control will remain in place throughout the weekend on Highway 168 in the four lanes heading toward Shaver Lake.

Crews will perform circulation in the work area.

3:30 pm Tulare County Fire releases sandbag locations

The Tulare County Fire Department has shared which locations are providing residents with sandbags. The department reminds residents to plan ahead and bring a shovel to fill the bags. Here are the following places:

Dinuba – Station 3Culter/Orosi – Station 4Alpaugh – Station 9Lemon Cove – Station 13Three Rivers – Station 14Lindsay – Station 15West Olive – Station 19Doyle Colony – Station 20Tulare – Station 25Pixley-28 Station

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