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Flooding, Road Closures As Heavy Rains Fall On Saturated Ground

After years of praying for rain, Santa Cruz County has had more than its fill. Looking for something to bet on now that the Super Bowl is in the past? Try betting on whether 17 will stay open!

Take A Look At Some Local Flooding

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(09:40) Santa Cruz County - President Donald Trump approved a storm disaster declaration for Santa Cruz County yesterday.  The winter storms caused an estimated 70 million dollars in damages to Santa Cruz County roads.  Monterey and San Benito counties did not make the list to receive federal help.

 

(08:20) Big Sur - A Spokesperson for Caltrans said they are continuing to have problems with the crane being used to demolish the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.  On Monday work crews were only able to get the 6,000 pound wrecking ball to tap the bridge.  Caltrans is working on a strategy that will get the wrecking ball to hit the bridge with the force it needs to break it down.  To accomplish the demolition the computerized settings on the crane need to be corrected. 

(18:27) CARMEL- Cal Fire in partnership with other fire agencies will be conducting fire fuel reduction operations. Beginning on March 20th fire crews will be using a vegetation incinerator device to remove fuel from the Point Lobos and Hatton Canyon areas. Fire engines will be on the scene the operation will continue until March 30th.  

(18:03) SANTA CRUZ- The identity of a body found 10 miles off of the Monterey Bay has been released. The remains of 45 year old Eric Schneider was pulled from the ocean on March 4th.  Schneider is alleged to have jumped to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge on February 11th.

 

(17:44) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Police Department will be publishing a new Monthly Activity Report. In a statement the  department says Monthly Activity Reports posts compiled information about police activities as well as crime statistics. The reports are part of an effort to promote department transparency, The reports can be viewed at: santacruzpolice.com.

 

 

(17:35) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Harbor has announced businesses are eligible for assistance. Officials say that the Port District received enough Economic Injury Worksheets to qualify all business tenants (including non-profits) for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for losses caused by the January/February 2017 storm disaster. These low interest loans will be offered and administered directly by the SBA. For more information visit : santacruzharbor.org

 

(16:31) PRUNEDALE- The name of a victim killed in a suspected DUI collision has been released. Authorities say that 17 year old Jennifer Barajas of Salinas was pronounced dead at the scene of the Tuesday night crash on San Miguel canyon Road. The CHP says that Barajas was a passenger in 20 year old Bryan Garcia’s vehicle when crashed head on into an on coming motorist when he attempted to pass a car over a double yellow line. Another passenger and the other motorists were hospitalized. Garcia has been arrested on suspected DUI, other charges are pending.

 

(15:52) HOLLISTER- A Hollister man was the victim of a fatal accident at a local landfill. Authorities say that 65 year old Alfredo Canella was apparently hit by a vehicle at the John Smith Road Landfill. Canella’s body was discovered Thursday morning, investigators are asking anyone with information on the incident are encouraged to contact the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

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