Fresno Bee: “12:42 p.m. Highway 198 through Visalia has been closed in both directions due to flooding from rainstorms that are pounding the area. It’s unclear when the freeway will re-open.

It’s been raining for a couple of days in the San Joaquin Valley, and the valley can’t deal with it. The ground is like a full sponge, it can’t take anymore.