Highway 59 flooding shuts down Merced County road, Caltrans says
Rainfall and snow in and around Merced County caused officials to close several roadways.
Highway 59 remained closed on Wednesday for six miles between Sandy Mush Road and Mission Avenue near Mariposa Creek, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Drivers in the area should expect delays of about 20 minutes, Caltrans said.
Bert Crane Road between Highway 140 and John Saunders Road closed on Monday, according to officials. That area floods regularly during rainfall. There was no estimate on how long the closure will continue.
Lonetree Road between Sandy Mush and Shippee roads, as well as Whitworth Road between Husman and Romero roads, were closed on Tuesday because of flooding.
Snowfall in Mariposa County left many roads dangerous or impassible, according to officials. Mormon Bar Crossing and Silva Road Crossing were closed Tuesday, as were Fournier, Leonard and Harris roads.
The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office also warned drivers to be careful on the potentially icy roads, which could also include black ice.