Storm causes several road closures

January 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been closed to all traffic in both directions this morning because of high winds, California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Mary Ziegenbein said.

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge remains closed to all traffic in both directions this afternoon because of high winds, according to California Department of Transportation and California Highway Patrol officials.

Multiple big-rig crashes earlier closed the eastbound direction of the bridge, according to the CHP.

In addition, both directions of U.S. Highway 101 at Interstate Highway 580 in Marin County are closed due to debris falling from an over-crossing onto the highway, according to the CHP. Traffic is being diverted through San Rafael, she said.

The highway is expected to reopen sometime between 8 p.m. and midnight, according to Caltrans.

Also in Marin County, on state Highway 1, the Stinson Beach to Bolinas turnoff is closed due to flooding, Caltrans reported.

In Alameda County, a mudslide is blocking both directions of state Highway 84 in the Niles Canyon area, with an estimated reopen time of 6 p.m., according to Caltrans.

Northbound state Highway 17, just south of the Summit, in Santa Clara County is closed because of a downed tree.

Two lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Solano County, east of state Highway 113, are blocked due to an overturned trailer.

Roadways in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Napa counties are being monitored for mudslides and for downed trees and power lines, Caltrans reported.

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