Thanks to Hurricane Dolores, the one-run lead held by The Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres on Sunday was erased.
For the second time in Petco Park’s history, a ball game was rained out. Because the game was cancelled in the fifth inning, the game was postponed and the teams will play a brand new game with no score.
Yet, as badly as San Diego County needs it, the rain was not good news for many places in the region Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, the city of Ramona was drowned in nearly 3 inches of rain as flash floods engulfed vehicles and damaged residences. Photos posted on Twitter by media outlets showed cars in the streets that were nearly submerged. People were seen using rafts on the water.
The San Diego County Department of Public Works said 11th Street was shut down between San Vincente Road and H Street at 4:22 p.m. Ashley Street from Hanson and Creelman lanes was later shut down at 5:09 p.m.
Eleventh Street was reopened around 5 p.m.
In La Mesa, numerous vehicles were also reported underwater in front of an auto dealer in the 7600 block of Alvarado Road.
Cars on the parallel Interstate 8 were stranded as the San Diego River overflowed onto it, the California Highway Patrol said.
Chaos from the storm further ensued as mud and rocks covered roads and highways, vehicles faced flooded commutes, power was blacked out for thousands, and concerts were canceled.
By 2:30 p.m., mud was oozing across all five lanes of northbound Interstate 805 in Chula Vista, near the Palomar Street bridge.
Heavier rains in the east valley created mudslides on state routes and roads. Debris closed both sides of Old Julian Highway near the Cleveland National Forest.
Mud also blocked the Interstate 5 north offramp at La Jolla Village Drive.
The Interstate 8 east offramp at Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon was flooded and a mudslide covered lanes at the Interstate 805 north near Palomar, the California Highway Patrol said. Further south, both I-805 offramps to Bonita Road were covered with water.
Flooding was again reported on state Route 79 in North County, and on Route 78 in the Julian area, which the NWS said was drenched in 1.64 inches of rain.
Power outages were reported by SDG&E in Oceanside and Bonita. Approximately 2,000 people were without power in Oceanside and 800 more customers experienced blackouts in Bonita, the utility company said. SDG&E did not know when power would be recovered.
Similar to Saturday, the nasty weather led to canceled events.
La Mesa, Coronado, and University City each canceled park concerts.
The Barenaked Ladies were scheduled to perform at San Diego State’s Open Air Theatre at 7 p.m. The concert’s status was not yet released.
San Diego Fire-Rescue and San Diego Lifeguards performed another cliff rescue at Black’s Beach in Torrey Pines. The people stuck on the trails were saved from danger as water rushed by them, a San Diego news station, CBS8, said.
The final game in this series against The Rockies stopped with the away team leading 1-0.The first Petco Park rain-out happened in 2006.
—City News Service
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