Westbound Highway 92 remains closed

January 27, 2008 4:53:27 PM PST
Westbound state Highway 92 in San Mateo County in and around Half Moon Bay is scheduled to reopen at about 6 p.m. today once downed power lines are repaired following previous reports that the highway had already reopened.

A previous Sig-alert was canceled at about 2 p.m. but was reissued at about 3 p.m., according to California Department of Transportations spokeswoman Lauren Wonder. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. work on the downed power lines has been scheduled for completion by 6 p.m., Wonder said.

Two large trees and power lines were reported fallen onto the highway at about 8:40 a.m., causing Caltrans officials to close about 5 miles of the highway at about 9 a.m.

The westbound side of Highway 92 was closed at state Highway 35 in unincorporated San Mateo County near the San Francisco State Fish and Game Refuge, and the eastbound side of Highway 92 was closed at state Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay.

The eastbound side was reopened this afternoon after crews removed the two fallen trees and a third tree that was threatening to fall, allowing one-way traffic to move through the eastbound side, Wonder said. Previous Caltrans and California Highway Patrol reports that the westbound side was opened were incorrect, Wonder said.

The westbound side of Highway 92 remained closed as of about 4 p.m. while PG&E workers repaired the power lines, Wonder said.

Drivers should expect delays, and state Highway 84, Interstate Highway 280, and Skyline Boulevard have been suggested as alternate routes during the closure, according to Wonder.