SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) –Floodwaters from Coyote Canal shut down part of Highway 101 in Santa Clara County Monday afternoon.
All northbound lanes
KRON4’s Rob Fladeboe captured video of the flood waters creeping towards the highway.
Coyote Canal is a side channel along Coyote Creek.
Water crews were monitoring the rising waters much of Monday morning.
Fladeboe reports that a breach in the canal is what started the flood.
Happening now. Breach in Coyote Canal, side channel along Coyote Creek, flooding wide area just east of Highway 101. Slow traffic. pic.twitter.com/pj22NLyfbw
— @Rob Fladeboe kron4 (@KRON4RFladeboe) February 21, 2017
The northbound lanes of Highway 101 in Santa Clara County between Cochrane and Bailey Roads are closed due to flooding, while the southbound lanes remain open.
Officials expect to reopen the northbound lanes late Wednesday evening.