STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — High winds from the latest winter storm have left thousands of people in the dark Tuesday afternoon.
According to Liberty Utilities, around more than 4,000 people are without power in the Meyers area.
Further south, the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) was addressing outages of their own. Around 2:30 p.m., they were addressing outages for roughly 2,000 customers. A couple of hours later, officials were able to restore power nearly of the people impacted. By 4:15 p.m., less than 350 were without power.
Flood Advisory issued for parts of Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras
Parts of Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties are under a Flood Advisory as heavy continues to pour down in the area.
According to the National Weather Service, roadway flooding is possible with the rain and it could also cause creeks and streams to rise. The advisory is in effect until 7:45 p.m.
In Stanislaus County, some roadways have already been closed due to flooding. Officials closed River Road between Hills Ferry Road and Villa Manucha Road in Newman due to flooding impacts.
Additional road closures in the county can be found HERE.
Raj Singh, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services, said the rain will cause river levels to go up, even after the downpour stops.
"What we're going to see, once the rain stops this afternoon, the rivers are going to continue to rise. The good news is the Tuolumne River is not supposed to reach flood stage," said Singh.
Singh added that the river levels in the area should start going down in the next 24 to 48 hours.
In the meantime, officials are expecting impacts to roadways in the area like River Road, Grayson Road, and Highway 33.
Road impacts are also ongoing along Highway 26 in Amador County near Defender Grade Road due to large boulders in the roadway. It's not clear when the roadway will reopen.