GILROY, Calif. (KRON) — Gilroy which is known for its dry conditions took a beating from the storms.
Tuesday morning, many areas were under evacuation warnings as Monday’s rain — coupled with more rain Tuesday — could have people leaving their homes.
Monday, many parts of Gilroy, including Christmas Hill Park — the area where the world-famous Gilroy Garlic Festival is held — was flooded when the Uvas Creek overflowed.
Parts of Highway 101 at 25 Junction were also in deep in water
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San Martin and San Jose were on standby Tuesday in case people need to be evacuated.
Highway 101 was reopened in both directions in time for Tuesday’s morning commute after it had been closed due to flooding.
A thoroughfare in Gilroy is closed Tuesday morning due to downed power lines, police said. Monterey Road is closed in both directions between Ronan Avenue and Pierce Street, Gilroy police said in an alert shortly after 6:45 a.m.
Police are asking people to avoid the area and seek alternate routes, and said there is no estimate for when the roadway will reopen.
Bay City News contributed to this report.