South River Road to Close Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m.
As a result of water-saturated ground conditions, Yolo County is closing South River Road from the West Sacramento city limits to the Freeport Bridge.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes. Local residents will be able to utilize South River Road to travel to and from their homes.
Also, a temporary vehicle weight limit of 5 tons maximum has been imposed on Old River Road between the Sacramento Weir and Interstate 5 (between County Roads 126 and 22). This measure is being taken to protect public safety and prevent damage to the road levee.
Additionally, all travelers are encouraged to choose alternative routes and avoid entry onto the shoulders on this portion of Old River Road.
“The water-saturated ground conditions in these areas make the road shoulders extremely soft,” said Yolo County Community Services Director Taro Echiburu. “In addition to being a hazardous situation, any vehicle, but especially heavy trucks, veering into the shoulders could result in levee erosion and road damage.”