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Some evacuations reported because of flooding in western Imperial County

July 30, 2012

UPDATE:

Some evacuations have been reported near the Westside Main Canal west of Seeley, according to the National Weather Service’s latest flood advisory released about 9:30 p.m.

Runoff from the early heavy rains continue to affect southwestern Imperial County, with Interstate 8 reported closed, according to the service.

A flood warning is different from a flash flood warning in that a flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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The warning is in effect until 10:30 p.m.

The most likely areas for flooding continue from west of El Centro across Seeley and Plaster City to near Ocotillo. Runoff is also likely to affect the Carrizo Wash and San Felipe Creek, which drain toward the Salton Sea.

UPDATE:

The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that both directions of Interstate 8 are closed from Dunaway Road to Jeffrey Road, which runs near the Westside Main Canal west of Seeley.

There is no access to Dunaway Road from Interstate 8 or Evan Hewes Highway, according to the highway patrol Evan Hewes Highway is closed from Ocotillo to Seeley, leaving no access to Centinela State Prison.

UPDATE:

A portion of Interstate 8 has been closed because of flooding of the Westside Main Canal west of Seeley.

Water went up from the canal onto Interstate 8 between Dunaway and Drew roads on Monday evening. Water started to enter the slow land about 7:30 p.m.

Traffic was also stopped on Evan Hewes Highway and Westside Road about the same time. Traffic was completely stopped about 8 p.m.

ORIGINAL:

The flash flood alert has been upgraded to a warning in the eastern portion of Imperial County, with up to two inches of rain expected to fall in the area, according to the National Weather Service.

The effect is in place for the area East of Imperial to Southeast of Glamis, with runoff from the heavy rains possibly flooding in the area. The effect is in place until 6:15 p.m.

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