Update on road closures

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Administrator’s Office provided an update on county-wide road closures Tuesday, after the effects of flooding led to several short and long-term closures.

Alhambra Valley Road between Bear Creek Road and Castro Ranch Road remains closed indefinitely. Signs and message boards alert drivers of the closure. There is not an estimated timeframe for reopening Alhambra Valley Road at this time, according to the County.

“The amount of rain received has saturated the soil which makes it more difficult to remove the mudslides and clean the roadways. Crews are monitoring County roads during the storms and additional closures may be necessary for public safety,” the update stated.

The County advised that residents concerned about flooding at their homes or businesses can still visit the free sandbag locations throughout the county. In Martinez, sandbags can be filled at County Public Works, 2475 Waterbird Way (cross street Imhoff Drive). Bring a shovel; bags are located in a large, gray plastic trash bin at the parking stall north of the fueling station.

Meanwhile, County Public Works Maintenance road crews have been maintaining storm drain inlets through a program of annual inspection and cleaning, the update stated. To report a clogged catch basin or drainage inlet, please call the Public Works Maintenance Division at (925) 313-7000 during work hours. After hours, call the Sheriff’s Dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

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