Flooding in Novato forces shelter-in-place order, street closures

NOVATO, Calif. (KGO) -- Novato police have closed several streets and issued at least one shelter-in-place order in the city early Thursday morning due to flooding across the city in the midst of a severe winter storm.

Residents in Paper Mill Creek Court have been told to stay inside their homes due to "significant" flooding, a police dispatcher confirmed. Police weren't able to verify how serious the flooding is or if evacuations are taking place.

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In addition, police said the following streets are closed: South Novato Boulevard between Nave and Lark courts, Simmons Lane from San Marin Drive to Lesse Lane and all of Commercial Boulevard.

No further information is immediately available.

Marin County Sheriff's Office issues a Nixle alert saying, the following are known road closures in unincorporated Marin County:

153 Carson Rd., Woodacre
Hwy 1, South of Stinson Beach
Hwy 1, between Tomales-Petaluma and Marshall-Petaluma Rd.
Lucas Valley Rd between Los Gamos and N/B Hwy 101 onramp
Ocean Parkway, Bolinas; between Sycamore and Opal Rd.
Panoramic Hwy--Closed
Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness between Mt. Vision Rd. and Pierce Point Rd. (high clearance vehicles only)
Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness; between Rannoch and Woodhaven (1/2 roadway blocked by tree down)

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