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Highway 65 floods near Olivehurst, closed in both directions, CHP says

All lanes of both directions of Highway 65 are closed at McGowan Parkway near Olivehurst after a possible water main break flooded the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
All lanes of both directions of Highway 65 are closed at McGowan Parkway near Olivehurst after a possible water main break flooded the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A stretch of Highway 65 near Oliverhurst is closed in both directions Tuesday morning after the roadway flooded, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to CHP’s incident log, flooding was first reported at about 4:30 a.m. near McGowan Parkway following a possible water main break. Partial closures were in place until about 7:10 a.m., when Caltrans fully closed all southbound lanes. Northbound traffic was shut down a short time later.

As of 8:30 a.m., both directions of traffic are closed with no estimated time of reopening, according to a tweet by the CHP Yuba-Sutter office.

Northbound traffic is being diverted to 40 Mile Road and southbound traffic is being rerouted to Highway 70, according to the CHP.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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