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County Road Closure Advisory

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF — The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning that went into effect at 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, to 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, 2024, for the Santa Cruz Mountain areas of the County and the East Santa Clara Hills. Forecasted sustained winds of 40 mph or more are expected, accompanied by gusts exceeding 68 mph at elevations between 900 and 2500 feet. Saturated soils increase risk of runoff to creeks, streams, and roadways that may increase the risk of flooding and mudslides.

County maintained roads have been impacted by the Winter Storm. Community members are encouraged to delay travel if possible to avoid dangerous road conditions are anticipated throughout the region. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roads. Emergency road closure information is available at www.sccgov.org/roadclosures.

County Road closures in effect for the following: 
•    Watsonville Road from Day Road to Calle Cielo, north of Gilroy due to downed powerline
•    Bolsa Road from Garlic Farm Road to Bloomfield Road, south of Gilroy due to downed tree and powerline

For state road closures, please go to https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.   

To report creek blockages, call (408) 630-2378 and street flooding to their public utilities. 

Assume all downed power lines are electrified and dangerous. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 9-1-1 and then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

Other tips on how to prepare for the Winter Storm can be found at www.preparescc.org/coldweather.

For updated information on the 2024 Winter Storm, please go to www.santaclaracounty.gov/response.  

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