Posted by on January 23, 2017
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(BANT) – CHP officials in Marin County say part of Highway 37 near U.S. 101 will likely stay closed into the coming week as the area has been completely flooded for the second time in a few weeks due to heavy storm conditions.

The closure has shut down both directions of the highway between 101 and Atherton Avenue. There is currently no estimated time for when the highway will reopen.

The CHP says the marsh lands on both sides are also completely flooded, leaving crews with nowhere to pump the large amounts of water on the roadway.

The CHP is warning drivers to never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. One driver traveling on the highway’s westbound side early Sunday morning got stuck after their vehicle became almost covered in water.

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Drivers who use Highway 37 during their weekly commute are being asked to plan ahead for the delays and to use alternative routes.

The same area of the highway was closed more than a week ago also due to flooding and took nearly a week clear.