Lanes are closed at Atherton and traffic is being diverted to Hwy 101. Police say the highway will remain closed until 8 a.m. Drivers can also take Richmond-San Rafael Bridge or take WB 37 to 121 to 116 back to 101.
This is the flooding that has caused the shutdown of Westbound highway 37 in Novato. pic.twitter.com/zV11i7jPO7— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) February 15, 2019
The levee's purpose was to prevent the waters of the Novato Creek from flooding the adjoining field south of Highway 37.
Yesterday, water was also going over the top of a second levee near Pacheco Pond.
Repairs to the breached levee will eventually be made by adding rocks and other materials to fill that hole, but only after it stops raining and the waters have receded.
Watch the latest AccuWeather forecast and take a look at recent weather stories and videos.
Police say the closure of Westbound 37 has now been extended for another 24 hours because of floodwaters pic.twitter.com/sLrkgVbxxp— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) February 15, 2019
WB 37 traffic diverted off to Atherton and detoured to 101. Expect delays. pic.twitter.com/XwW5Wx2Kbv— Alexis Smith (@AlexisABC7) February 15, 2019