(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.
(20:20) SANTA CRUZ- The main branch of the Santa Cruz County Library system is home to a Veterans Information Center. Yesterday (Thurs) an official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the center which has actually been operational for two months. The Veterans Information Center is staffed by volunteers and funded with a three year federal grant to pair veterans with benefits through referrals. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
(20:10) HUNTER LIGGETT- Monterey County officials announced that a section of Mission Road near the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hunter Liggett was closed last night due to flooding. The closure took place at 5 p.m. and will remain in affect until further notice. Residential traffic will be re-routed through the Army post. People headed to Mission San Antonio, and area residents west of the Army post, will be escorted through the Army post.
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