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Downed Trees Block Lanes Of Highway 17 In Santa Cruz Mountains

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Looking downhill from the Summit Road overpass on highway 17; brake lights can be seen as cars slow down before the curve known as "The Valley Surprise". (Wikipedia)

Looking downhill from the Summit Road overpass on highway 17; brake lights can be seen as cars slow down before the curve known as “The Valley Surprise”. (Wikipedia)

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LOS GATOS (CBS SF) – A fallen tree is blocking all southbound lanes of state Highway 17 in Santa Clara County Friday afternoon

The tree was reported blocking both southbound lanes of the highway just south of Redwood Estates in the Lexington Hills area at 1:53 p.m., the CHP said.

Crews are working on clearing the tree but there is no estimated time the road will reopen.

Get the latest KCBS traffic conditions here.

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