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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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(06:45) Aptos - Aptos Beach Drive is closed due to flooding.  The area affected is between Treasure Island and Venetian.  Deputies are currently on scene monitoring water levels and coordinating with Public Works for road closures.  Motorists and pedestrians are being advised to avoid the area.  

 

(06:15) Central Coast - PG&E is still working to restore power to customers across the central coast.  The areas mostly impacted are Salinas and Prunedale.  Some Customers have been without power for over 50 hours.   About 100 crews from out of the state have been sent in to help restore power.  PG&E expects to have power fully restored by tomorrow. 

(16:21) SOQUEL- Soquel San Jose Road will remain closed indefinitely.  As of Saturday ,the roadway surface had sunk roughly another foot, north of Olsen Road. Public Works officials say that the road slip out damage needs to become stable before repair estimates can be made.

(16;07) BEN LOMOND- The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Ben Lomond man. At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday Emergency crews responded to reports of man submerged in the river near  the 300 block of Brackney Road in the San Lorenzo Valley. Members of the Ben Lomond Swift Water Rescue team recovered the body of a 46 year old male. An autopsy is scheduled for this as investigators work to establish the victims whereabouts prior to Saturday.

 

(15:49) CAPITOLA- The city of Capitola sent out text messages to residents while the Public Works Department set up signs warning drivers  of road hazards on Saturday.  The department says Park Avenue between Kennedy and Coronado will remain closed until Tuesday due to road damage, and the threat of more  trees and branches falling during the ongoing rains. Wharf Road between Capitola Road and 49th Avenue is also closed due to road damage. Motorists are advised to use alternative options. 

 

(15:25) APTOS-Valencia Elementary School students will be attending classes on other campuses tomorrow (Tuesday). School district officials have decided to relocate the students due storm damaged roadways leading to the elementary school. Thursday afternoon parents were advised by an automated telephone system that 1st through 3rd grades will attend classes at Cabrillo College, while 4th through 6th graders will be going to Aptos High School.

 

(15:00) SALINAS- Salinas police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place on Saturday. Shortly after 10:30 p.m., patrol units responded to reports of gunfire on the 300 block of Cross Avenue. Upon arrival officers located 35-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the driveway of an apartment complex. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Salinas police.

 

 

(14:11) SANTA CRUZ- The Santa Cruz Harbor’s dredging operation has been put on hold. The dredging operation was shut down due to engine failure on the workboat Dauntless. The dredge cannot work if it can't be moved into position and have its anchors rearranged throughout the day, jobs that can only be performed by a workboat. Arraignments have been made to rent a work boat while the Dauntless undergoes repairs. The replacement workboat is expected to arrive sometime this week.

 

 

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