Needles, California Weather and Traffic:

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Needles, California Weather and Traffic:

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** Needles, California Weather: **

– Friday:

Sunny and hot, high near 105*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

– Friday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

– Saturday:

Sunny and hot, high near 107*F.

Light and variable wind becoming south 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon.

Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

– Saturday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

– Sunday:

Sunny and hot, high near 107*F.

Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

– Sunday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 80*F.

– Monday:

Sunny and hot, high near 106*F.

– Monday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 78*F.

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** Traffic: Interstate 10 Bridge Collapse Closure and Detours: **

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Due to the bridge collapsed on Interstate 10 at the Tex Wash in Desert Center, California that happened on Sunday, July 19th, 2015, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released this map of detour routes that people can take to get around the Interstate 40 bridge collapse closure in Desert Center, California.

** Picture from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is at the following website address: **

https://zachnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/15pr74_1.jpg

According to California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Interstate 10 in Desert Center, California may reopen with 1 lane in both directions at 12:00pm PT on Friday, July 24th, 2015. In case of traffic when Interstate 10 is reopen, drivers should use the detour routes.

** Immediate traffic reports and real time maps for these detour routes can be found at the following website addresses: **

> For California:

– California Department of Transportation (Caltrans):

http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

– IE511 (Inland Empire 511):

http://www.ie511.org/traffic

– California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page:

https://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

> For Arizona:

– AZ511 (Arizona 511):

http://www.az511.gov/adot/files/traffic/

** More news updates on the bridge collapsed on Interstate 10 at the Tex Wash in Desert Center, California is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.net/2015/07/20/news-update-desert-center-ca-latest-information-on-interstate-10-bridge-collapse-and-closure/

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for continuing news updates on the bridge collapsed on Interstate 10 at the Tex Wash in Desert Center, California. ****

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**** Monsoon Season 2015: ****

People living in or hanging out around communities in the Flash Flood Watch areas should be prepared and use caution if stormy weather conditions arrive.

Drivers in or around communities in the Flash Flood Watch areas should be prepared, use caution if stormy weather conditions arrive, and if roads, highways, or interstates get flooded, “Turn Around Don’t Drown”!!

In case of any Monsoon weather related problems, you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors should always be prepare for the storms by having an action plan in case you have to evacuate from you home or business and make sure you have an emergency survival kit with flashlights with fully charged batteries, bandages, antibiotic product, rubbing alcohol, medication, drinking water, canned foods and meals ready-to-eat, extra, clothes and shoes, working weather radio, and other emergency survival related items.

** More weather safety tips and information is at the following National Weather Service website address: **

http://www.weather.gov/safety

Stay tuned to ZachNews as Monsoon Watch 2015 will begin early and will be in the storm’s path reporting on the storms as well as posting pictures and videos of the storms when they hit our community.

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#Monsoon2015 #MonsoonWatch #MonsoonWatch2015 #StormWatch #StormWatch2015 #Storm #Storms #Thunderstorm #Thunderstorms #Duststorm #Duststorms

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** More weather information and weather radars for your area at the National Weather Service website at: **

http://www.weather.gov/

** Weather radar for the Colorado River Tri-State area including for the community of Needles, California is at the National Weather Service website address: **

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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