SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Continuing rain showers are causing some street flooding in San Jose Wednesday morning.

Public Works is making headway on The Alameda under the underpass of the railroad tracks that lead to Diridon Station. They’ve unclogged the drain and water has began receding 18 inches in the last hour.

Hours earlier, a woman coming home from work saw a car ahead of her successfully pass through the water. Once she decided to go, her son said a wall of water came out of no where, slammed into her car and killed her engine. She swam out to safety where firefighters helped her to dry off.

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The National Weather Service issued a Bay Area-wide urban and small creek flood advisory Wednesday morning that will last until 7 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol is already responding to several reports of roadway flooding on U.S. Highway 101 in the areas of Petaluma, Novato, Redwood City, and Mill Valley, on Interstate Highway 280 near San Francisco, and on Interstate Highway 680 in Concord.

A mudslide has also blocked both lanes on southbound Old Santa Cruz Highway near Idylwild Road in the Los Gatos area as of 5:43 a.m., according to the CHP.

Flooding has been reported in San Francisco around the Noe Valley neighborhood, along with other nearby locations within the city.

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