RELATED: Mudslide washes away section of road in Colfax
It happened in the middle of the night as a raging Pinole Creek washed away a huge chunk of Alhambra Valley Road.
Residents were shocked by the site. "I think, there's a hole, a big hole. A little excitement in Pinole," said resident Alan Oller.
"It's pretty crazy." said Jade Deuel-Estep. "Just kind of shocking."
In Martinez, deli owner Luigi Daberdaku spent his morning cleaning up after overflowing Alhambra Creek and a saturated watershed pushed a sea of water and mud into downtown. "Like a river," he said. "It was crazy."
Heavy rain and high tides overflowed Lake Herman in Benicia, causing several low-lying roadways to flood, prompting officials to declare a local state of emergency.
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