SANTA ROSA (KRON) — Santa Rosa is dealing with another major problem from the October wildfires.
Melted storm drain pipes across Santa Rosa, especially in the Fountaingrove neighborhood, may cause flooding in the upcoming storms this next week.
KRON4’s Will Tran is in Santa Rosa Monday morning.
He says residents have been warned to prepare for evacuations, just in case floods get out of hand.
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) November 13, 2017
On Sunday Santa Rosa city officials announced there are 8 sites where pipes have been destroyed. 20 other sites are under investigation.
On Newbury Court a sinkhole has opened up as a result of the destroyed storm drain pipes.
The Santa Rosa Police department shutdown another roadway Sunday. The department sent out this Tweet:
Cross Creek Road has been closed between Thomas Lake Harris and Skyfarm Drives due to compromised underground storm drain infrastructure.
A map of the impacted area is available here: https://t.co/kXBtk1fdbJ (5MB PDF) pic.twitter.com/tj28tUGT3K
— Santa Rosa Police (@Santa_Rosa_PD) November 13, 2017
The Fountaingrove neighborhood is at risk because the pipes are newer as opposed to the Coffey Park neighborhood which has older pipes.
Watch the entire briefing by Santa Rosa officials by clicking here.
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