Flooding shuts down southbound Highway 101

January 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The California Highway Patrol is advising motorists to avoid southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose Wednesday afternoon.

All four southbound lanes have been closed at the Alum Rock Avenue overcrossing since about 11 a.m. due to flooding, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.

Van Eckhardt advised motorists to take southbound state Highway 87 or southbound Interstate Highway 880 instead.

He did not have an estimate as to when the highway would be reopened, but said Caltrans crews are working to control the flooding and gradually reopen the lanes.