"Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Olema has reopened. PG&E in the area working overnight to repair downed power lines. Drive carefully in the area!"
Electric lines down and a grass fire in Jewel by McIssac Ranch. Both lanes of Sir Francis Drake closed.
According to the Point Reyes Light, "Caltrans will install a crosswalk at the south end of Point Reyes and pedestrian signs at both ends of town in the coming months. A request for a three way stop at Levee Road was denied." Isn't there one already at the south end? Or does this mean from the art gallery to the realtor? Also, does this mean those big blinking pedestrian signs?
This cat has been missing for the last 48 hours from a home near The Saltwater Depot in Inverness. His name is Shiloh and he has no chip and kicked his collar off. Have you seen him? If so, leave a comment or call Matt Sykes at 415-506-5051. Thank you.
Traffic control on Shoreline Hwy north of Dogtown due to a large tree down. Proceed with caution.
CRIME ALERT: "A Fairfax woman parked at Chicken Ranch Beach and went for an hour stand-up paddle. When she returned she found her driver’s side window smashed, wallet taken and a key removed. Please everyone, keep valuables out of sight, be vigilant. Sherriff is on-site taking report right now." (thx RJ)
A sad weekend on many fronts. Our hearts go out to those who lost family and friends and to those who are fighting sickness.
Tragic. "A 24-year-old man was killed after he drove a pickup truck down an embankment on a West Marin ranch.
The crash occurred Saturday night on the Gallagher Ranch on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, the California High Patrol reported. The ranch is between Point Reyes Station and the Nicasio Reservoir.
The truck was on a dirt road when Fish attempted to perform a three-point turn, said CHP Officer Patrick Roth. The back wheels slipped off the road and the truck went down a steep slope.
Fish and a passenger were in the cab of the truck and two other passengers were in the bed. Fish was ejected and the truck rolled over him, Roth said."
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/governm...
One lane open on SFD south of Inverness. Photo by Corey Ohama.
Accident on SFD by Drakes View Drive south of Inverness. Car rolled over, sounds like person is ok. Both lanes closed for now. (Thx SP/AN)
Another bad accident on PR/Petaluma Road at Nicasio Valley. A fatality in this one. Tough weekend. (Thx SP/BE)
Point Reyes ties with San Mateo for the biggest gust of the day. (Thx SP)
Via NWS: "STRONG NORTHWESTERLY GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY AND TONIGHT. HIGH END GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED LOW END STORM FORCE GUSTS POSSIBLE. SEAS WILL BUILD RAPIDLY. MARINERS SHOULD PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO FORECASTS AND TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY." http://marine.weather.gov/show...
Both lanes of SFD near Ash Ave in Kentfield closed due to bad pedestrian/bus accident. Use alternate routes. No ETA. (Thx LL)
Here's the answer to that question. "Hollywood came to Bodega today! "Beautiful Boy", the Amazon drug-addiction drama from Brad Pitt’s Plan B with Steve Carell." Photo by West County News Feed. MORE PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/Westc...
The boatel is cordoned off today with security. There have been rumors of a movie being filmed with A-list stars. Perhaps this is it? Anyone know more? (Thx DW)
"A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a septic truck just south of Olema along Highway 1 on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The victim is believed to be a 26-year-old San Rafael man, according to the California Highway Patrol. The coroner’s office is working on identification.
The motorcyclist, traveling north, apparently veered over the center line, in front of the southbound truck, said CHP Officer Patrick Roth."
FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/general...
Apparently a motorcyclist was killed this morning on Rt. 1 between Stinson and Bolinas. There are no other details available that I've seen. Does anyone else have details? Our hearts go out to the person's family.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Fast action by Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) jumping so quickly to fix the sinkhole on Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Pierce Point Rd just west of Inverness.
I just spoke to the DPW crew at the scene and they feel confidant that they can complete a temporary repair to the roadway today. They will be able to replace the broken drainage pipe below the surface of the roadway but will have to place temporary steel plates on the roadway until sometime next week when they will come back and repave the roadway.
Best news is that the roadway will be completely open for the upcoming weekend and all the anticipated tourists traveling back and forth from our beaches and lighthouse.
Huge words of praise to the DPW crew members teaming up with Ghilotti Construction getting this repair work done before the weekend! 👍👍👍
Lt. Doug Pittman
aka: your local Sheriff
TRAFFIC ALERT - Large sinkhole discovered this morning on Sir Francis Drake Blvd in the park that could impact traffic this weekend. This is right at the turnoff to Pierce Point. Not good. https://twitter.com/MarinSheri...
Via Doug Pittman. "TRAFFIC ALERT - A sinkhole in the roadway was discovered this morning on Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Pierce Pt. Road just west of Inverness. The hole itself is only 3'x3' in diameter but closer inspection has found the earth below the roadway has been washed out creating an underground cavern that extends beneath both sides of the roadway. Marin DPW has just arrived and is now evaluating what needs to be done to fix the problem. Local residents should expect significant traffic delays until needed repairs are completed. We hope this problem can be at least temporarily repaired knowing we expect heavy tourist traffic this weekend. Lt. Doug Pittman Aka: your local Sheriff"
That escalated quickly. "Besides the tip from West Marin Feed, seemingly no one noticed that the celebrities were in town." Way to go West Marin. FULL STORY: http://www.sfgate.com/entertai...
Heard some rumors about this which were just confirmed: "Howard Stern was in Stellina last Thursday for lunch, AND Robert Plant in for dinner Tuesday night." Impressive.
A good reminder about working off community service locally...
An update about Drake's Beach from PRNPS: "We've received a lot of questions about Drakes Beach Road over the past few days. As you can see in the photos, an old cattle tunnel that goes under the roadway failed and partially collapsed a section of the roadway. The steel plates that were installed prior to the collapse no longer have any structural support and can fail if driven over. We are working to get the road open as soon as it can be safely traveled. A repair plan is in progress, but we do not have a time frame yet. We will keep updating the status of the road as we gain more information. Please stay tuned." MORE PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/Point...
THIS SUNDAY: "The Recycle Circus is coming! The following are accepted items: books, electronics, sports equipment, clothes kitchen and garden supplies, and household items in useable condition. No toxins, car tires, large appliances, stuffed furniture, or mattresses. Please bring your items from 10 AM-2PM only. The Recycle Circus is brought to you free by the volunteer efforts of Waste Free Now. To volunteer, contact, contact Madeline at 415-663-9087."
Earth Day is on Saturday. Lots of local park and beach clean ups happening. Also an Earth Day/Climate Change Demonstration in Point Reyes:
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wells Fargo Bank, Pt Reyes Station
Unable to attend the Earth Day March in San Francisco on Saturday, April 22nd? Join other West Marinites from Noon to 1pm in front of Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Pt Reyes Station.
Bring your signs and celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day. Everyone welcome.
Lucas Valley Rd. down to one lane this morning in the curvy part. Plan accordingly. (thx SP)
Sentencing handed down in the West Marin drifter murder case. Such a needless tragedy. Still can't believe this folks were at the Greenbridge gas station. https://t.co/RkBhLA791I
From the Bovine Bakery...
The road down to Drakes Beach parking lot is still closed.
Our hearts go out to John's family.
We are all safer because of Burton...
Apparently this is happening in Point Reyes. A new walking tour? Is it working? (Thx DZ)
"So great to meet author @AmyTan at Bear Valley Visitor Center & the #PointReyesNPS lighthouse! We heard you saw some whales! #FindYourPark" via https://twitter.com/pointreyes...
Well, it was fun while it lasted. 😉 (thx AZ)
Not sure what the emergency in the park was, but it required a helicopter at Chimney Rock. What a day, hope everyone is alright. (Thx RJ)
From PRNSA "Book Talk: Coyote America by Dan Flores - Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm Join us on Sunday evening, April 9th for a book talk with Dan Flores, author of the New York Times bestseller Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History.
Called "a masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation" by the Wall Street Journal, Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal.
This is a free event which takes place at the Red Barn Classroom in Point Reyes National Seashore (1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Road). There will be a reception with wine and healthy snacks at 6pm, and the book reading will begin at 7pm."
"Drakes Beach to remain closed for the weekend. No Shuttles tomorrow. Pls plan for limited parking at the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock." Get updates at: https://twitter.com/pointreyes...
"Tree down on SFD between Motel Inverness and Inverness Park Market. Fire and Sheriff on the scene. Expect temporary delays." - thx MM
"Marin County Fire Surf Rescue Operations class rescues dog after tragic loss on Monday. Dog survives four days stranded. Dillon Beach" https://twitter.com/marincount...
NWS BayArea getting wacky and very literal with their graphics: "Storm door is opening!
Rainfall 1-3" N.Bay coastal Mtns. 1-1.5" urban areas 0.5" S.Bay. Gusty south winds 35 mph+ Thu pm-Fri. #cawx"
Our hearts go out to his family. "A man died when his boat capsized Monday in treacherous Tomales Bay waters in Marin County, officials said. Another man and two dogs were aboard the 13-foot Boston whaler when it flipped over on the west side of the bay north of Avalis Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore, a spokesman for the national park said." Full Story: http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/ar...
It's one of those days. "Drakes Beach Parking is full. The road has been closed at Sir Francis Drake. Please consider alternate destinations."
Here is some raw video from the car chase in Point Reyes last Thursday. Very sketchy. Contains NSFW language. Thanks to local law enforcement for handling this, glad no one was hurt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
More car chase details: "A Guerneville man wanted on two felony warrants was arrested Thursday after a pursuit and crash in West Marin. The driver was identified as Jesse Dylan Nielson, 25, said sheriff’s Lt. Doug Pittman. Nielson was arrested on suspicion of reckless evasion and additional allegations, plus the outstanding warrants, Pittman said. The chase began shortly before 5 p.m. after a deputy spotted a man driving erratically and on the wrong side of the road on Shoreline Highway near Olema. The driver accelerated when the deputy tried to stop him.
“He’s doing about 90 and he’s all over the road,” a sheriff’s deputy announced over the emergency radio.
At one point the suspect struck another vehicle. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a fence at the Olema Ranch Campground and tried to run. Nielson was arrested at gunpoint. Deputies also detained a woman in his vehicle. Of the four occupants in the vehicles that collided, two were treated for injuries."
FULL LINK: http://www.marinij.com/general...
Update from Sheriff Doug Pittman on car chase, "The male subject currently being detained at Olema Campground is a person wanted for at least 1 outstanding Felony Warrant out of Sonoma County. There is no current threat to community as deputies and Federal Park Rangers have secured the scene."
Just heard a report that two sheriff cars just chased a pick up truck at high speed through Point Reyes towards the green bridge. Anyone else see it?
Both lanes of Bear Valley Rd now open.
"Bear Valley Road closed due to live wires down use alternate route Unknown ETA to open" (thx NT)
"Bear Valley Road closed due to live wires down use alternate route Unknown ETA to open" (thx NT)
Hopefully the big rains are behind us, but good information to have...
"White's Hill down to one lane control at 1:30 pm." (Thx LM)
A water rescue happening up at Millerton Point right now. Helicopter involved. From what I could tell on the scanner, doesn't sound too bad. Anyone else have info?
A good reminder to keep your eyes in the road in the Point Reyes National Seashore Park. No shoulders. Everyone ok here, just a long wet wait for the tow truck.
Just another magic sunset at the beach in Point Reyes. (Thx AN) #sunset
Tree down on Bear Valley Rd both lanes blocked. Use alternate route. Doug Pittman
"To celebrate the West Marin's long, rich creative history, Isis Hockenos has organized “Rhizosphere: Celebrating Artists & Creative Legacy From 1960-Today,” an exhibit of more than 100 artworks by more than 60 West Marin artists, at San Francisco’s Midway Gallery. It opens Friday and runs through April 9." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/arts-an...
Sir Francis Drake down to one lane at White Hil right now. Found out the hard way.
Via Point Reyes NPS "Unfortunately, the rumor is true. Yesterday (Sunday) evening, Park Rangers responded to the Palomarin Trailhead after reports that 2 vehicles were burglarized. Park Rangers located evidence that up to 4 vehicles may have been broken into and an investigation is ongoing. If you have any info regarding yesterday's break-ins, please contact our park dispatch at 415 464 5170. Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity at Pt Reyes Trailheads can report it to Point Reyes National Seashore or Marin County Sheriff's dispatch as soon as practicable and Park Rangers will investigate. (MH)"
Heard a report that cars were broken into at the Palomarin trailhead out to Alamere Falls over the weekend. Anyone else hear that? Or is that a 'local' rumor?
Great photo of Elephant Mountain to celebrate St Patrick's Day from Black Mountain Ranch (thx JR)
Community Flavor: Come down to the Station House tonight (Thursday) and support our local youth sports teams. And then watch some most excellent little league baseball every Saturday and Sunday at the West Marin School.
"Marin ranchers and farmers will be allowed to slaughter a limited number of animals on their premises following a change in regulations approved by county supervisors Tuesday. The decision by the Marin Board of Supervisors was unanimous and came despite vocal opposition. Before taking a vote, supervisors listened to nearly three hours of public comment from dozens of speakers." FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/busines...
Via Point Reyes NPS - "First tule elk calf of the season seen this week! Just in time for #NationalWildlifeWeek! Most young are born in May and June. (sc)" https://twitter.com/pointreyes...
Not a dramatic rescue, this was training on Tomales Bay this morning. My apologies. Photo by Richard James.
Dramatic water rescue on Tomales Bay today captured by Richard James (www.coastodian.org) Haven't heard any details of what actually happened, anyone know?
"The body of a Penngrove woman missing for more than two years has been found and her death is being investigated as a homicide, a Sonoma County sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday. The remains of Annie Bailly, 63, were discovered Feb. 17 by motorists in a Marin County car crash who spotted the body over an embankment at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Bailly was reported missing by her husband, Kerry Bailly, on Dec. 7, 2014. Her car, keys and purse were left at her Davis Lane home. A cause of death was not released but evidence suggests Bailly was murdered, Crum said." (thx AR/PD) FULL STORY: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n...
"PARACHUTE DAYS is an outdoor space (at Love Field in Point Reyes) created to bring together the communities of West Marin, CA and the Bay Area. All events hosted under the parachute are curated to encourage social collaboration and the sharing of music, art, and culture." They're raising funds via IndieGoGo to have events this summer and are holding a special fundraiser this Saturday starting at 9:00pm at The Western. IndieGoGo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/proj...
and the Western event page: https://www.facebook.com/event...
I did not know this. "The directors of the Marin County Free Library and Marin County Parks teamed up and created a program that allows library patrons to visit parks free of charge. At 10 MCFL branches and the traveling Bookmobile, library card holders can check out passes to McNears Beach in San Rafael, Paradise Beach in Tiburon, Miller boat launch in Tomales, Stafford Lake Park in Novato and Black Point boat launch. The passes may also be placed on hold, making it a breeze to grab a book and head outside this spring." - http://marinmagazine.com/March...
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, White's Hill, IS OPEN. Have a smooth commute & a nice day, #WestMarin." https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s...
Via Rhonda Kutter "I just got a text from the Sheriff's automated system saying that Sir Francis Drake is open at White's Hill! (If you text 888-777 and put your zip code in the message box, you will get updates on road conditions in your area from the Marin Sheriff’s Department.) Yea!"
"Currently @PGE4Me won't cut power until midnight. Sir Francis Drake will remain closed as we can't clear slide until power cut. 2400 customers in that area would be without power while our crews finish clearing the roadway." - https://twitter.com/dpwmarin/s...
Be prepared for a very congested commute on Lucas Valley Road tonight. CHPMarin says: "Sir Francis Drake closure information:
We have just been informed that it is likely that Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will remain closed at Whites Hill overnight and likely through tomorrow mornings commute. Please plan accordingly."
Note: Facebook does not post stories by the date published, so you may not get news right away from TWMF in your feed. Same with Twitter. Options to get updates on time: set alerts in Facebook or follow us on Twitter and set alerts. Or check the website at www.thewestmarinfeed.com which has both FB and Twitter feeds on it. I've thought about building a text/email update service, would people be interested in that? Not sure if I could do that for free however.
Overflow traffic from SIr Francis Drake slide closure is overwhelming the traffic light at Lucas Valley Road in Nicasio. If SFD is not open today (no ETA on that), be prepared for a very messy commute on way home tonight. Traffic is backing up as far as eye can see right now at Nicasio Valley Rd and Lucas Valley Rd. CHP is on scene. (Thx FP)
Traffic is a mess at Lucas Valley Rd in Nicasio this morning due to slide traffic. Plan accordingly.
Marin Sheriff just confirmed that SFD is closed at White Hill again this morning due to slide activity. No word on re-open time. Use alternate routes.
Nasty accident on SFD in Sam P Taylor just now. Traffic passing slowly, CHP on scene. Hope everyone is ok. Drive safe.
On W. Marin Share from Rhonda Kutter Dear West Marin Neighbors, "We have just spoken with the department of Public Works staff about the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blv. at the east side of White's Hill. The Roads Division is reporting that the slide is actively moving and it is not safe to begin clean up or repairs. At this time the closure is indefinite. DPW is continually evaluating the slide and will commence clean-up as soon as possible, hopfully in the next few days. We will keep you informed.
Aide to Supervisor Rodoni"
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Sir Francis Drake at Baywood Canyon Rd, near White's Hill, CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to a slide.
Sheriff Robert Doyle: "The Marin County Sheriff's Office policy is clear; no person will be contacted, detained, or arrested solely on the basis of his or her immigration status. The sheriff's office does not, and will not participate in any generalized ICE enforcement efforts. In fact, our policy specifically forbids participation in sweeps intended solely to locate and detain undocumented immigrants." - FULL STORY: http://www.marinij.com/opinion...
Sunny with a chance of hail today in Point Reyes. (Thx DW)
"Traffic accident near Beaumont Farm on Petaluma Point Reyes Road" - proceed with caution. (Thx TT)
Sounds like there is a hiker trapped on a cliff near Alamere Falls. Helicopter rescue in progress.
This river otter scored a nice dinner tonight out at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes. (Thx AN) #otter
Local musicians Johnny and June will be playing together tonight (Sat. Feb 24) at Ink.Paper.Plate by the gas station in Point Reyes starting at 7:00pm.
Excellent film screening tonight at the Dance Palace. Arc of Justice. Starts at 6:00pm and is free!
"#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon, Whites Hill area, is NOW OPEN. Thanks for your patience. "
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Nicasio Valley Road, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, is now cleared and OPEN.
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd over Whites Hill closed due to a slide. @DPWMarin on scene, unknown ETA to reopening at this time." Via Marin County Fire.
#MarinCounty Road Closure: Nicasio Valley Road both lanes closed, 1 mile north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Tree down into wires.
IMPORTANT: You are invited to a Community Life & Tourism Forum at the Dance Palace, Thursday Feb. 23; 6:00 pm social/ refreshments; 6:30 Forum
State Senator Mike McGuire will be moderator for this meeting. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will also be present, as will:
Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director, Caltrans
Robert Mota, Marin Commander California Highway Patrol
Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
Nancy Cave, North Central District Manager, California Coastal Commission
John Dell'Osso, Point Reyes Ntl Seashore Chief of Interpretation
The forum will address how villages are being affected by the dramatic growth of tourism in recent years and tourism-related problems such as traffic, parking, trash, litter and septic demand. What can county, state and federal agencies do to help us? We'll be asking them to start discussing possible solutions in a working relationship with us.
This is not intended to be an anti-tourist meeting (our local businesses depend on visitors) but a sincere start to letting the public agencies that affect our lives hear our voices and our (polite) insistence that they work together, with us and for us.
We know Supervisor Rodoni can speak for us to county agencies. We'll also be expecting that Senator McGuire will be our strong voice to state agencies during the meeting and in follow-up meetings; and that both officials will work together on keeping our voices in front of the agencies and to get timely, respectful responses – and help.
JOIN US! WE NEED A STRONG SHOWING OF VILLAGERS. THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO HAVE THE AGENCIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT AFFECT OUR LIVES TOGETHER IN ONE ROOM. WE'RE HOPING IT WILL BE THE START OF A WORKING RELATIONSHIP TOWARD SOLUTIONS.
The Forum is hosted by the PRS Village Association in collaboration with East Shore Planning Group, Inverness Association, Inverness Park Association, Olema Valley Association, Bolinas Public Utility District, and Stinson Beach Village Association.
Marin County - SR-1 between Stinson and Muir Beach is closed in both directions due to slip out. Roadway closed until further notice.
We don't normally post two rainbow photos in a row, but this one from today is so good, we couldn't resist. Boat rainbow! Break the internet! (photo by Fernando Pelayo)
#MarinCounty Road UPDATE: Sir Francis Drake near Whites Hill will open at 5:30PM. Excavator finishing up & K-rail being placed. Via: https://twitter.com/DPWMarin/s...
"Panoramic Highway is now closed at the Throckmorten Fire Station, at 816 Panoramic Highway, and at the intersection at Highway 1 in Stinson Beach. This closure is a temporary closure. Highway 1 also remains closed from Panoramic Highway to Muir Beach (no estimate when that will be fixed.) The closure on Panoramic Highway is estimated to last about 2 hours. However, for now it is a hard closure while slides are being cleared and will hopefully be open by 3 p.m. " - Marin County Sheriff
They are aiming to have Sir Francis Drake by White Hill safely REOPENED before tonight's evening commute.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Important commuter info: From Fairfax PD. In regards to the below "urgent alert" post re the closure of Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon we have the following update from County work crews:
They have advised us that the roadway “may” be opened by 9:00am, but they cautioned that it could remain closed throughout the day. The main problem they are running into, is the side of the hill (rocks and other debris) is still continuously sliding down causing a hazard. Though most of the debris has been moved off the roadway, the threat of another slide is imminent. Power to portions of the west end of Fairfax are still out. This is in County jurisdiction. For further information you can contact the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-499-7233. (Thx BE)
Lucas Valley Road is open, still one lane at Nicasio Valley Rd, lots of traffic overflow from SFD closure. Otherwise, clear.
This is where things get dicey. Lucas Valley Road is hanging on by a thread, and now this: "Alert- Sir Francis Drake Blvd at Baywood Canyon (West of Fairfax) is closed due to a slide with power lines down. No ETO." - via CHP Marin
"Bear Valley Rd between Olema and the Bear Valley VC has reopened. Beware of a low hanging line along the north shoulder. PGE is aware of it."
For a split second the sun poked out over Tomales Bay and a quick rainbow popped out. #rainbow
Large tree fallen in the area of 7299 Lucas Valley Rd east of Nicasio damaging private bridge to residence, integrity of roadway compromised. - via Marin County Sheriff
TRAFFIC UPDATE: SFD at Ottingers Hill into park now open. Multiple slides on Lucas Valley Road, down to one lane in spots, drive with care.
Large tree took out power lines at corner of Rt 1 and Bear Valley Rd. Bear Valley Rd closed, emergency crews on scene monitoring power lines. No ETA to opening.
"Bear Valley Road is closed due to power lines down. PG&E has a 45 minute to 1 hour eta." (Thx BE) (10:11am)
Sir Francis Drake going into Point Reyes National Park is closed at Ottingers Hill. No park access right now.
STORM UPDATE: Looks like the brunt of the atmospheric river went to the south and straight into the Sierras. We'll still get plenty of rain and there is a wind warning, but we may have got lucky on this one. Hope people in effected areas are safe. LINK: https://twitter.com/ericholtha...
That was quick. "Sir Francis Drake Blvd near Samuel P Taylor State Park is now OPEN in both directions due to swift work by county DPW crews!"
"Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed at Platform Bridge and in Lagunitas due to mudslide and several large trees down near Camp Taylor. Could be closed several hours." (Thx ML)
STORM ALERT. I have never seen forecasters talk the way they are about tomorrow's storm. I hope this is all hype, but BE PREPARED. "Here's what is causing so much concern: If the atmospheric river stalls, there could be up to a foot of rain in a span of about 36 hours over places that are already flooding—that's a rainfall intensity that isn't expected more than once a century, or even more rare." LINK: http://tinyletter.com/scienceb...
Wind just went next level in Inverness.
Here is the full story of what happened today in Bodega.
Extremely hard to find updates about the situation in Bodega. From what I can tell, a SWAT stormed the residence looking for a suspect, but did not find who they were looking for. This person may be on the loose? Bodega roads apparently are open now. This is all unconfirmed if anyone has more information...
A car flipped over at Rocky Point on PR/Petaluma Rd around 2:30. Everyone ok. (Thx SM and BE)
Three people in inflatable kayaks were rescued this morning when they were swept north trying to get back across Tomales Bay from camping. They were treated for hypothermia but sounds like they'll be fine. Thanks to local jet ski and helicopter rescue crews. Check the weather, respect the water and know your limits people. (Thx BM)
BREAKING: "Town of Bodega is shut down for law enforcement activity. Stay tuned" I've heard it might be a hostage situation, can anyone confirm? - via Bodega Volunteer Fire Department LINK: https://www.facebook.com/bodeg...
The town of Bodega is on lock down right now due a 'barricaded' situation.