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Roads near San Marcos Creek may close during rainstorm
Bent Avenue, Via Vera Cruz and Discovery Street may be affected
San Marcos street closures are expected along portions of S. Bent Avenue, Via Vera Cruz and Discovery Street in the coming days due to forecasted rains. These closures are common during any type of rain event and the city is not concerned about significant erosion or debris flows at this time.
If needed, streets will be closed in the following order (status updates will be posted below):
- Bent Avenue between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street
Status: CLOSED—flooded signs have been posted and closure expected to until rain conditions lighten
- Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street
- Discovery Street between Via Vera Cruz and S. Bent Avenue
- Discovery Street between San Marcos Boulevard and La Sombra Drive
All closures will be clearly marked and alternate routes will be provided. Motorists should use caution when driving through these areas and allow extra travel time to accommodate slowing due to wet road conditions.
Please be advised that road closures and alternate routes may change without notice.
The City of San Marcos is offering residents free, fill-your-own sandbags for San Marcos residents to help protect personal property from flooding and soil erosion.
The sandbags can be filled and picked up at the southwest corner of the Public Works Division parking lot, 201 Mata Way; maximum 20 bags per resident.
As we head into the predicted El Niño season, residents are urged to prepare properties now by using mulch or terrace the slopes and plant groundcovers and shrubs to keep them from eroding. For more El Niño preparedness resources, visit www.san-marcos.net/elnino.
For more information about road closures, sandbags or to report flooding, call the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550.