A significant increase in snow melt along Valley Center Road is currently being observed. This is causing ditches to overflow and forcing water onto roadways. A clogged culvert under Valley Center Road has been cleared and it appears to have relieved the backed up water. Residents in the area should still closely monitor water conditions around their property throughout the afternoon and recognize that the water may continue to rise into the night as the backed up water empties out. If you think water may affect your house, you should take appropriate actions to protect your house before the water reaches you. People in the area should also use caution when driving as water on the roadways can be dangerous and the water may freeze during the night.