Flooding closing area roads; sandbags available

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Brace for a lot more wet.

The National Weather Service issued an updated flood watch for Contra Costa County on Thursday, Jan. 5, warning residents that the heavy rain forecast may result in excessive runoff leading to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. This follows similar warnings over the past few days as the area experiences more rainfall than usual.

Several roads in the county have flooded or been closed, including:

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