Thunderstorms pose flooding threat in Mono County |

Thunderstorms pose flooding threat in Mono County

Staff Reports

Bridgeport, Calif. — Thunderstorms over the next four days could cause flash flooding and rock slides in burn areas across the county, Mono County authorities warned.

“Residents, tourists and structures affected by recent fires are most at risk,” said Mono County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Wells. “Those affected should seek higher ground outside of the burn areas through the duration and immediately following a storm cell.”

Travelers are advised to be attentive and cautious while traveling on Highway 395 north of the Lee Vining – Marina Fire burn area and Lower Rock Creek Road between Highway 395 to the entrance of the Swall Meadows community. Motorists should avoid travel on Lower Rock Creek road if there is an imminent threat of thunderstorms, during thunderstorms, or immediately after thunderstorms.

“Travelers need to be aware of the risk for fast moving debris flows which have the potential to inundate the highway,” Wells said.