California dries out, digs out after storm dumps rain, snow


              In this photo provided by Caltrans District 3, several large boulders lie in the street that fell onto Highway 50 just east of Kyburz during a storm in El Dorado National Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fortunately, no vehicles were hit. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Caltrans District 3, several large boulders lie in the street that fell onto Highway 50 just east of Kyburz during a storm in El Dorado National Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fortunately, no vehicles were hit. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Caltrans District 3, several large boulders lie in the street that fell onto Highway 50 just east of Kyburz during a storm in El Dorado National Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fortunately, no vehicles were hit. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              A CalTrans worker and a California Highway Patrol officer clear a downed tree blocking traffic in both lanes of state Highway 68 in Monterey, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              This photo provided by Micah Crockett, District 2 Weaverville Maintenance Supervisor, shows heavy machinery removing a rock slide on State Route 299, in Trinity County, between Burnt Ranch and Hawkins Bar in Burnt Ranch, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Landslides of rock and mud closed roadways across California as heavy rains kicked off what will be series of storms poised to usher in the new year, likely bringing downpours and flooding. An atmospheric river storm began sweeping across the northern part of the state Friday and was expected to bring more rain through Saturday. (Micah Crockett/Caltrans District 2 via AP)
            
              A truck drives through a flooded section of Harrison Road in Salinas, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              CalTrans workers clear a downed tree blocking traffic in both lanes of state Highway 68 in Monterey, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard uses a kayak to bring supplies to Patsy Costello, 88, as she sits trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              People walk along a snow-covered road in Tahoe Keys community in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A winter storm warning has been issued for the greater Lake Tahoe area until Sunday. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              People walk along a snow covered road near El Dorado Beach in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A winter storm warning has been issued for the greater Lake Tahoe area until Sunday.(Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Louis Bodine, left, and Amanda Licciardi, of Los Angeles, snow shoe under heavy snow along Connolly Beach in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A winter storm warning has been issued for the greater Lake Tahoe area until Sunday. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Pedestrians carry umbrellas as they walk in the rain in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A flood watch is in effect across much of Northern California through New Year's Eve. Officials warned that rivers and streams could overflow and urged residents to get sandbags ready. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
            
              Traffic drives through flooded lanes on Highway 101 in South San Francisco, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A flood watch is in effect across much of Northern California through New Year's Eve. Officials warned that rivers and streams could overflow and urged residents to get sandbags ready. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
California dries out, digs out after storm dumps rain, snow