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.
Calling it the first step in estimating potential losses from a major winter storm, the California Geological Survey has released its most detailed statewide map on landslide susceptibility, and the map labels several parts of the Bay Area as high hazard.
Three homes have been red tagged in Mountain View’s Sahara Mobile Village, where two weeks of heavy rain sent huge chunks of the hill beneath the community tumbling into bordering Stevens Creek.
A portion of the major artery connecting the Bay Area and Eureka was shut down Wednesday following a massive slide of mud and rocks.
Officials in Santa Cruz County are estimating that recent heavy storms caused at least $17 million in damage due to flooding, collapsing roads and rock and mudslides.
Heavy rain triggered another mudslide on California’s Pacific Coast Highway, cutting off road access to a roughly 50-mile stretch of the scenic Big Sur coastline.