The Marin County Sheriff has just notified us that Sausalito-Marin City School District (except for Willow Creek Academy) and all Tamalpais Union High School District campuses as well as other Marin school districts (Kentfield, Ross) are closed today due to potential flooding and high winds from this storm. Update: All districts plan to re-open schools normally tomorrow.
Update: From the Sausalito Police Dept.: Two mudslides have blocked roads in Sausalito:
- A slide on the Sausalito Lateral at Alexander Ave. — 2:30 PM Update: The road remains closed northbound at the Bunker Hill Road (Fort Baker) intersection.
- A slide on San Carlos Ave. at the base of the hill, by Caledonia near Bridgeway. This is one of the major connector routes to Spencer Ave. and Highway 101, although there are several alternatives.
Crews are working to clear these roads and Sausalito Police are directing traffic. Please avoid these streets and take alternative routes.
3:00 PM update: Sir Francis Drake Blvd. westbound is closed by a slide at Samuel P. Taylor Park. Marin County Fire says they do not expect the roadway to reopen until tomorrow.
9:00 AM Update:About half of Sausalito homes are without power, so you may be reading this on your cell phone.You can call 1-800-743-5002 for updates from PG&E.
Update: The flooding at the Sausalito Exit from Highway 101 southbound has retreated and no lanes of the freeway are now blocked.
Update: The flooding on southbound Highway 101 at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. has receded and is no longer blocking lanes of the freeway.
Highway 37 has been closed in both directions by flooding between Highway 101 and Atherton Ave. in Novato.
Muir Woods has been closed for the day due to high winds and high creek levels
Panoramic Highway has been closed between Highway 1 and Pantoll because of fallen trees.
Both campuses of College of Marin are also closed.
Creek levels to the north in Fairfax, San Anselmo and Corte Madera all reached flood stage this morning at about 7:00 AM and there is significant flooding all along the Ross Valley. Central Marin Police have asked people to stay away from downtown San Anselmo due to flooding. Downtown Ross is also experiencing flooding.
Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Greenbrae has now reopened after being closed in front of the Bon Air Shopping Center between Eliseo Dr. and La Cuesta Drive, although there is a lot of sentiment in places.
Other closures from CHP:
- Sequoia Valley Road near Panoramic Hwy: a tree has fallen across the road and power lines are down.
- Nicasio Valley Road between Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Lucas Valley Road: Flooding and debris are blocking the road.
- Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at White’s Hill: A slide is blocking the eastbound lane.
- The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been reopened after a truck blew over in high winds and blocked eastbound traffic, but empty trailers are not allowed on the bridge. Please avoid the bridge if you can till the winds settle down further, since it’s a cross wind in that area.
- Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at West Cintura in Lagunitas is closed by flooding.