Downtown Martinez Flooded After Tuesday Downpour (PHOTOS)

January 10, 2017 22:01 pm · 7 comments

The streets of Downtown Martinez are flooded.

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Water is rushing down the street on Alhambra Ave. at Bertola St.

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Several streets in the area are also blocked off.

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Thanks to Mike B. for the photos. Mike reports “Bertola St. is a river from 6″-2′ deep all the way out through downtown to the marina.”

Will January 10, 2017 at 10:33 PM

It’s cool now just so everyone knows. Water has receded at least a foot or so in the creek and the streets are clear of water, aside from storm drains. These pictures were taken probably around 2100 or 9 PM at the peak of the flooding.

Sam I Am January 10, 2017 at 10:48 PM

15 years ago (or so) MTZ use to flood every year. I am pleased it is no longer a regular occurrence.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 10, 2017 at 11:36 PM

So ….. no more ice skating?

greg January 11, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Born and raised in the area and I haven’t seen it this bad in several years.

ALF January 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM

At least it washed all the bum pee away…

Captain Bebops January 11, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Places downtown open but could only take cash because their broadband was down which they were blaming PG&E for which is not an Internet provider and they had electricity.

Jerk January 13, 2017 at 7:50 PM

Plenty of failed sump pumps in basements 🙁
Floor heaters, water heaters and even forced air furnaces damaged in flooded basements.
PS – Who cleans the mud off of the sidewalks in residential area? I would think that the residents would just spray it onto the street, but some are saying the city will clean up the sidewalks?

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