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Great Highway closed due to storm

Flash flood watch and high wind advisory issued

Photo by Nick Fox/Shutterstock

Due to the atmospheric river now pummeling the Bay Area, the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard is closed.

According to NBC Bay Area, “There is no estimated time of reopening.”

The atmospheric river, a long corridor of moisture in the sky, has unleashed a torrent of rain in the Bay Area since Tuesday evening, resulting in flooded city streets and rising creeks and rivers.

The North Bay has been hit especially hard. And over in Castro Valley, the rain opened up a hole in the street on Somerset Avenue.

A flash flood watch has been issued from today until Thursday morning for most of the Bay Area, while a high wind warning is in effect until Thursday morning for coastal areas in the hills above 1,000 feet.

According to the National Weather Service:

Conditions will be favorable for very heavy rain along the central and southern California coast and nearby mountains, which will maintain an elevated risk for flash flooding, and possible debris flows near recent wildfire burn scar areas.

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Sierra Nevada, where 1 to 3 feet of snow is likely through the end of the week, and additional heavy snow is anticipated for the northern Rockies as the moisture plume moves inland.