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Road and City Facility Closure Update: All roads near San Marcos creek to reopen; public grass sports fields to remain closed through Feb. 18

Post Date:02/16/2019 10:00 AM

Updated: Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 am

San Marcos street closures are expected along portions of S. Bent Avenue, Via Vera Cruz, Discovery Street and other areas near the San Marcos Creek in the coming days due to forecasted rains. During heavy rain, other city facilities may also be affected. 

Current City Facility Closures

  • All public grass fields will be closed through Monday, Feb. 18

Current Road Status

If needed, streets will be closed in the following order (status updates and maps will be posted below):

  1. Bent Avenue between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street
    Status: OPEN
  2. Craven Road at Foxhall Court 
    Status: OPEN

  3. Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street
    Status: OPEN
  4. Discovery Street between Via Vera Cruz and S. Bent Avenue
    Status: OPEN 
  5. Discovery Street between San Marcos Boulevard and San Pablo Drive
    Status: OPEN
  6. Discovery Street between San Marcos Boulevard and La Sombra Drive
    Status: OPEN


All closures will be clearly marked and alternate routes will be provided. Motorists should use caution when driving through these areas and allow extra travel time to accommodate slowing due to wet road conditions. Please be advised that road closures and alternate routes may change without notice. 

These closures are common during any type of rain event and the city is not concerned about significant mudslides or erosion at this time. Residents are urged to avoid flooded areas. Residents should obey road barricades and signs; never "sightsee" in areas with flooding or try to cross a flowing stream. Strong currents can knock you off your feet with as little as six inches of water. Swiftly flowing water as shallow as one foot can easily sweep a car from the road.

For road closure updates or to learn how you can prepare for rain, visit To report debris in the roadway, potholes, signal outages or other issues, visit or contact the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550.

During an emergency, residents are encouraged to check the frequently check city's website,, follow the City of San Marcos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@sanmarcoscity), and turn to radio station AM 1610 to stay updated with the latest safety information. Residents can also receive emailed city information updates by subscribing subscribe to e-alerts at

To receive countywide emergency notifications, residents are encouraged to register their mobile phones with AlertSanDiego by visiting,

For media inquiries, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174. 

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