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Cars traveling fast on flooded Bay Area roads as storm rolls through

FAIRFIELD (KRON) -- The atmospheric river of rain created hazardous road conditions for drivers all across the Bay Area. A section of Cement Hill Road in Fairfield is known for flooding.

On Wednesday it took on a lot of water near Walters Road during the storm.

There are several road signs posted alerting drivers about flood conditions. However some vehicles were still traveling too fast.

You get an idea for the amount of water as vehicles go splashing through at high speed.

The possibility of losing control of your vehicle still exists even at a reduced speed depending on the water's depth.

That is what happen to a driver in this car in San Francisco who did not notice the road closure sign at the entrance of northbound 101 freeway at Alemany.

He even took out the yellow caution tape stretched across the freeway entrance before his car stalled in the middle of the flooded on ramp.

The driver spent a good portion of the morning stranded there waiting for a tow truck to arrive.

San Francisco public works employees arrived on the scene, made sure the driver was okay, then blocked the on ramp with orange cones to prevent another vehicle from being disabled due to the flood.






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