Highway 101 between Prunedale and Aromas was closed four about four hours on Friday. The closure 9:30 a.m. closure was due to fallen trees blocking north and south bound lanes. The Highway was reopened at about 2 p.m.
(11:11) Central Coast - Immigrants in our community participated in a nation wide strike against the presidential administration to demonstrate how the economy would be affected without working immigrants. Yesterday thousands of community members did not show up for work or school and stood united. One Watsonville business, Haircuts, chose to show support for immigrants by offering free haircuts for the day. According to the Pew Research Center, there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in America, and in 2014, 8 million were in the workforce.
(10:30) Central Coast - This morning’s storm has caused over 70-thousand PG&E customers to lose power across the central coast. High winds have caused down trees and power lines in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. PG&E has called in outside resources from the Bay Area and other locations, but in some cases, crews have been forced to stand down due to safety concerns. The PG&E company reminds anyone who encounters a downed power line to treat it as live, and call 911 immediately.
(10:00) Santa Cruz County - High winds have resulted in down trees and power lines causing several road closures in the Capitola area this morning. Park Avenue is closed because a tree is down. The area affected is between Coronado and Kennedy/McGregor. Power lines are down in the Jewel box. Motorists and pedestrians are also being advised to avoid the area between 45th and 49th Avenues. There is no estimated time of when the area will reopen. We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available
(09:30) Santa Cruz County -The Capitola Police Department announced that Park Avenue is closed because a tree is down. The area affected is between Coronado and Sate Park/Monterey. There is no estimated time of when the area will reopen. We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.
(08:50) Salinas - Crews are working to remove two large eucalyptus trees that are blocking all lanes of North Main Street between Iris and West Bernal Street in Salinas. There is no word on when the trees will be removed. We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.
(08:20) Central Coast - More than 30-thousnad customers are without power across the central coast causing school closures. The Washington Union School District in Monterey County has cancelled classes for the day at Toro Park School, Washington Union Elementary, and San Benancio Middle School. In Hollister, San Benito High School has also cancelled classes for today.
(06:55) Santa Cruz - Deputies arrested four people for commercial burglary, identity theft and conspiracy in Santa Cruz yesterday. The incident happened in the Toy’s R Us and Marshall’s parking lot when a deputy patrolling the area contacted a suspicious man. The man was in possession of stolen credit cards and was working with 3 accomplices inside of Toy's R Us and Marshall's. As the three accomplices exited the stores, they were detained by Deputies. All four suspects were arrested for charges that included commercial burglary, identity theft, and conspiracy.
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