Caltrans offers tips for drivers in storm conditions

Do not challenge Mother Nature if you find yourself in unexpected situation

POSTED: 12:53 PM PST Feb 26, 2014    UPDATED: 12:50 PM PST Feb 26, 2014 
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -

Officials with Caltrans are warning drivers not to challenge Mother Nature if they find themselves in an unexpected situation due to heavy rainfall expected in Southern California this weekend.

Rain is anticipated late Wednesday and could last through Sunday. The heaviest rain may come on Friday.

Caltrans is working with CHP and the U.S. Forest Service to make sure roads are safe for travel, but some state highways in recent burn areas could be prone to flooding.

Areas that will be closely monitored include:

Caltrans has completed emergency projects to make repairs on these routes for guardrails, drainage, slopes and the roadway, according to officials.

These routes are subject to close if conditions turn bad.

Officials said to use extreme caution and expect road closures without warning in the event of flooding, road loss, accidents and other unforeseen events.

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