Crews work on flooded Hwy. 1

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Calistoga, CA    Photo by: Lee and Paul Youngman (AP)</span></div>
January 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Lanes closed today due to flooding on state Highway 1 from Emeline Avenue to the Branciforte Avenue overpass in Santa Cruz have stalled traffic in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The California Department of Transportation shut down the fast lane on each side of the highway at 9 a.m. so that crews could construct drainage improvements in the area, which has flooded due to recent storms.

Only one lane on each side of the highway was left open, causing traffic backups in both directions, CHP Officer Kevin Kroncke said.

Drivers should expect delays in the area, according to Kroncke.

Lanes are expected to open at about 5 p.m., Kroncke said.

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