2:45 PM Update: Sausalito Police say that Gate Five Road has now been reopened. Eeven after the rains subside, however, please be careful because we have King Tides again tomorrow morning.
The combination of King Tides and continued heavy rain has closed Gate 5 Road. The closure was initially back at Varda’s Landing, but as the tide has started to ebb the closure is just south of Coloma St. (as shown in the late morning photo above).
Sausalito Police has done some drivers a favor by posting the “Salt Water” sign you see above bu the closure. Driving through salt water unleashes chemical processes that are difficult to reverse and starts corrosion on the underside of your car or truck that may total the vehicle in just a few months. Put another way, trucks and SUV’s, not just cars, are not engineered to drive through salt water.
Westbound Highway 1 is also closed by flooding between Sausalito and Tam Junction, so for now that route to West Marin is cut off.
Muir Woods has also been closed for the day due to high winds.