Emergency workers are worried about glaciers on Mount Shasta’s North slope after U.S. Forest Service crews Monday dealt with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out of its banks.
California’s drought is being blamed for glacial melt that caused mudslides and flooding in the Mt. Shasta area.
Piedmont city officials say they reopened Moraga Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Friday after a closure caused by a small landslide that knocked several trees into a power line.
merican Red Cross chapters in Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz and the Bay Area have assigned 19 trained volunteers to work in the relief effort for victims of the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash., a spokesman said.
Gov. Brown has directed the California Office of Emergency Services to deploy specialists to assist in the response and recovery efforts at the scene of the devastating mudslide in Washington State.
A mudslide triggered by summertime rainstorms late Thursday afternoon closed westbound Interstate 80 about four miles west of the California-Nevada border, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Rainy condition on Christmas Day were expected to continue as a front coming into the San Francisco Bay Area will bring moderate to heavy showers this evening, according to a forecaster for the National Weather Service.
A mud- and rockslide has closed state Highway 1 north of Jenner on the Sonoma Coast until at noon on Friday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
Police in Piedmont closed several streets in the area of Blair Park Friday morning after a mudslide brought down trees and blocked the road, a city spokesman said.
A mudslide in Marin County resulted in the closure of Panoramic Highway near state Highway 1 for several hours Saturday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.