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ALTA (CBS13) – Authorities are asking people to avoid a Placer County road after it was washed away by a surging creek.

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The scene is on Morton Road, off the Alta exit of Interstate 80.

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California Highway Patrol’s Gold Run division shared these photos of the situation:

There was a road here. (Credit: CHP Gold Run)

There was a road here. (Credit: CHP Gold Run)

Canyon Creek, like many creeks during Tuesday’s serious storm, surged and caused Morton Road to wash away.

A view donwstream looking up at what was once the road. (Credit: CHP Gold Run)

A view donwstream looking up at what was once the road. (Credit: CHP Gold Run)

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to stay away from the area.