VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Residents found themselves navigating through a maze of roadblocks and detours in Victorville as stormwater surged through the streets, prompting authorities to implement widespread road closures on February 5, 2024.
Several roads were barricaded by the city officials in response to significant stormwater flow. A list of affected roads has been released, signaling extensive disruptions across the city’s transport network.
Critical Closures and Safety Warnings
The following roads were closed as of 11 a.m.:
- Hughes Road from Avalon Road to Austin Road
- Avalon Road from Hughes Road to Molino Drive
- Pebble Beach Drive from Arrowhead Drive to Riviera Drive
- Del Gado Road from Palmdale Road to Anacapa Road
- Calgo Lane from Village Drive to Barranca Way
- Rancho Road from Manning Street to El Evado Road
- Balsam Road from Nisqualli Road to Lone Eagle Street (partial closure with one lane still open)
- Eto Camino Road from Cazadero Road to Barranca Way
- Eucalyptus Street from Cloverly Avenue to Oro Grande Wash
City officials are warning the public to avoid driving through standing water. The phrase “Turn around. Don’t drown.” has become common precautionary advice, emphasizing the risk of underestimating the depths and currents of floodwaters.
City authorities assure the public that they are continuously monitoring the situation and will provide updates as conditions evolve. They also advise motorists to remain vigilant and to adjust their speeds appropriately to ensure safety while traveling.
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