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Elk Grove Sandbag Distribution Sites to Open Friday at 8 am

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Elk Grove Sandbag Distribution Sites to Open Friday at 8 am

Posted: 01/05/2017

The City of Elk Grove will open its five (5) sandbag distribution sites beginning on
Friday (1/6/17) at 8 am.
A list of sandbag distribution locations can be found at:


The site at the City’s Corporation Yard on Iron Rock Way will only be open during regular business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Self service locations  will be open around the clock, 24/7 as long as there is a need.  These sites will be monitored to ensure ample supply of bags and sand.


As we prepare for this weekend's storm system, please keep these additional tips in mind:

  • Treat a dark traffic signal as an all-way stop during power outages—it’s the law!

  • Do not attempt to drive through standing water; if you can’t see the curb, it’s probably too deep to drive through.

  • Keep storm drains free of leaves and debris during rains, and put leaves and other yard debris in your green waste container. Call City maintenance at 635-2500 for additional containers, if necessary.

  • If your property has a history of flooding, purchase sand and sandbags at a hardware or home improvement store—before the storm hits. Be prepared for the worst, as only a limited number of sandbags may be available at City distribution sites in anticipation of heavy rainfall and severe, widespread flooding.

  • Call the City’s maintenance hotline at 687-3005 to report flooding, high creek levels, fallen trees or limbs, clogged storm drains or culverts, malfunctioning traffic signals or street lights, and downed traffic signs.

  • Stay away from downed or sagging power lines, streetlights, or traffic signals, and any debris that might be entangled with them—they could be deadly!  Call your utility provider or 9-1-1 to report downed power lines or natural gas leaks.
  • Report hazards to your utility provider or by calling 9-1-1.

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