Caltrans prepares for massive winter storm
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 — Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years, with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and more than 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week’s major weather shift on track to impact several regions throughout the state.
“Caltrans’ first priority is the safety of the motoring public and we will be working around the clock to keep roads open and clear,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Crews have been busy checking pumping stations, readying equipment and clearing roadside drainage ditches across the state. Generators have been checked and have plenty of fuel for operation throughout the anticipated storms, and crews have been busy filling sand bags.