WEED, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office issued an evacuation warning on Tuesday due to flash flooding in the Lava Fire burn scar amid the recent rains.
The warning covered areas of Juniper Terrace Road and Rising Hill Road in the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision due to a flash flood from Whitney Creek. The Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services captured video of boulders being washed downstream in the swollen, rushing creek.
The warning was expected to last upwards of 12 hours, according to the Sheriff's Office.
CalTrans also announced north and southbound Hwy 97 was closed intermittently from approximately 3 miles south of Lava Point to County Road A-12 due to flash flooding.
A flash flood warning was in effect for parts of Siskiyou County in the Lava Fire burn scar until 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night.
The Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services noted that flow from Whitney Creek had subsided as of 8:20 p.m. that night.