The Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) is prepared to provide quick response to roadway maintenance incidents that result from weather conditions. Crews provide year round response for weather-related incidents, roadway hazards, urgent roadway repairs, pavement maintenance problems, traffic control and detour-signs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Crews are in the field every day all year long performing landscape maintenance, roadside ditch cleaning, roadway repairs, culvert replacement, and street sweeping to remove leaves that can block storm drains. Every year before winter sets in, a “Pothole Sweeps Week” is implemented for the unincorporated street system to get roads ready for inclement weather. Crews also pull debris out from under bridges and complete erosion control projects to protect critical infrastructure.
When winter weather hits, crews are available 24/7 for emergency response to clear roadways, remove fallen trees, repair streetlights, fix traffic signal malfunctions and keep traffic moving safely. Flooded roads are monitored and closed when necessary. When roads are flooded, they are posted to the SACDOT website to allow you to check routes for problem areas.
Although crews are in the field every day, your assistance, especially during bad weather conditions, is important. Report roadway issues listed below by calling 311 (or 875-4311) or reporting online at http://www.311.saccounty.net. You can also report with a 311 app on your phone.
Fallen Trees and Branches: During severe weather conditions, crews may clear just the material in the roadway and move on to the next incident. Additional cleanup work is performed when crews have handled all incidents that require immediate attention.
Please note: Trees or branches that fall on private roads or property are the responsibility of the property owner. Property owners should contact a private tree service for fallen trees or branches on private property.
Flooded Roads: Crews respond immediately to flooded roads and attempt to clear what is causing the problem right away. If the flooded road cannot be cleared, signage will be placed to close the road and maintenance crews will work to continue to clear the roadway.
Plugged Culverts: (a tunnel carrying a stream or open drain under a road or railroad.) If a culvert is plugged, SACDOT crews will flush the culvert until it’s clear.
Traffic Signal Out: Technicians are dispatched immediately to make repairs to traffic signals that are out or malfunctioning.
Downed Street Signs and Stop Signs: Street signs will be replaced as soon as possible. Downed stop signs are a priority and SACDOT's goal is to have them back up within two hours of notification.
Street Light Out: When reporting a problem, have the pole number or property address available. The pole number can be found on a sticker approximately 8 feet high, usually on the traffic side of the pole.
Plugged Storm Drains: Call the Department of Water Resources (875-RAIN), who will dispatch a crew with hand augers or a vacuum truck to dislodge and remove leaves and/or other debris from the drain.
Sandbag Sites: If your property has a history of flooding, get sandbags in advance at Sacramento County's sandbag self-serve sites.