SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF/BCN) – Downed trees and power lines shut down State Highway 9 in the Ben Lomond area of Santa Cruz County Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP initially received a report shortly after 3:20 a.m. about the trees and power lines down on the highway near Glen Arbor Road.

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Highway 9 remained closed four hours later and there was no estimate yet for when the roadway will reopen.

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This story will be updated.

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