Public Works Storms

Public Works Provides Information For Winter Storm Readiness

The rainy season is upon us, and as our Public Works Department performs maintenance to ensure winter storm readiness, we want to make sure that you are winter storm ready.

Following is a short list of tasks Public Works performs prior to storms:

  • Storm Drain Inlets in City Streets Cleaned
  • Chainsaws & Equipment – Fueled and Prepared
  • Emergency Generators and Pumps – Inspected and Prepared
  • Vehicles – Fuel Tanks Filled and Ready to Respond
  • Flooded Streets – Barricades Prepared and Ready to Post
  • Sand Bag Station – Inspected and at Capacity
  • Proactive Pothole Crew – Prior and During Wet Weather
  • Nighttime Light Survey for Street Light Outages
  • Facility Inspections – Roofs and Gutters

The sandbag distribution site is located at the City’s corporation yard at 1201 W. 4 th Street; the sandbag station is self-serve and costs $1.00 per bag. During normal business hours come to the Public Works office to pay for the bags. During storms, the station is open and available 24 hours a day; after 4:00 p.m. and on weekdays you will enter at W 4th and N Streets. The sandbag station is on the right hand side just before the gate.

For your well being and safety at home, keep a watchful eye for leaves and debris collecting in the curb and gutter to ensure the storm drains remain clear to prevent street flooding. Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication; have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a backup. If your property has a history of flooding, take advantage of the City’s sandbag station BEFORE the storm hits. The threat of flooding is greatest at high tide. Please use this link to check tide predictions: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9415064&legacy=1

Please contact Public Works to report street flooding, fallen trees or limbs, plugged storm drains or culverts, traffic signals or street lights out, or street signs down. During storms, downed trees and limbs will be cleared from the roadway and cleanup crews will return to pick up debris after the storm. Our phone lines can become very busy during major storms, so we ask for your patience and encourage electronic methods of contact for non-emergency issues. If you see a downed power line, always assume it is energized and keep yourself and others away. Call 911 immediately to report the location of the downed line then 1-800- 743-5002, PG&E’s 24-Hour Emergency line. Click here for PG&E’s outages https://m.pge.com/#outages and here for PG&Es emergency preparedness tips https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/naturaldisaster.page

Do not be surprised by the weather; know what is coming at www.weather.gov or www.NOAA.gov.

Located at 1201 W. 4 th Street, we are open to serve the public Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here are ways you can contact us:

  • During Business Hours: (925) 779-6950
  • Emergency Standby crew is on call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. If the emergency is after hours, please dial (925) 778-2441.
  • Contact Public Works via SeeClickFix app on your mobile device
  • Report a problem directly on our website
  • Email: publicworks@ci.antioch.ca.us

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