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Road closures due to first winter storm of the season

UPDATE Wednesday AM: All local roadways are open again, although a couple of wash crossings continue to have lane restrictions due to water and mud.


Rainy weather caused road closures Tuesday morning.

In Cathedral City: Cathedral Canyon Drive was CLOSED at the Whitewater wash crossing. The road was back open shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

In Palm Springs: Vista Chino Drive was OPEN through the wash, but it’s #2 westbound lane was closed due to water on the road.

Gene Autry Trail and Indian Canyon Drive were both OPEN, but the #2 southbound lane of Indian Canyon through the wash was closed due to the flooded roadway.

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A Sig Alert was issued Tuesday morning after a big rig collided with a truck on I-10 in Indio. Check out dashcam footage of the accident below:

Pictures below show a crash on I-10 in Whitewater and a rock slide along Highway 111 at Windy Point.

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In Rancho Mirage: Frank Sinatra Drive and Country Club Drive were both OPEN through the wash.

In La Quinta: Dune Palm Drive was OPEN through its wash crossing.

In Indio: Avenue 44 was OPEN at its Whitewater wash crossing near Interstate 10 despite some water on the road.

A low-pressure system has brought the first storm of the year to the Coachella Valley. High winds and rain are expected throughout the valley. The storm moved through the Southland overnight and into Tuesday. It is bringing with it the possibility of up to 0.75″ of rain for the Coachella Valley.

Check out our weather section for the latest storm updates

This is the first rainfall to hit the Coachella Valley since September. On September 9, a total of 1.19 inches fell in the city of Palm Springs. National Weather Service San Diego said it is the most rain in a 24-hour period in the history of Palm Springs. The rain was so severe, multiple parts of the city were flooded. Safari Mobile Home Park in Palm Springs was one of the areas hit the hardest.

KESQ / CBS Local 2’s Lauren Coronado spoke with Safari Park residents about how they are preparing for this storm.

Read: Palm Springs mobile home park community gears up for the rain

KESQ News Team


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