Downed trees block Highway 9; Lockhart Gulch
by Peter Burke
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A tree fell across Lockhart Gulch Road just past Nelson Road early Wednesday morning. Tree crews are on scene working on it.
A tree fell across Lockhart Gulch Road just past Nelson Road early Wednesday morning. Tree crews are on scene working on it.
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Highway 9 closed north of Boulder Creek

A large tree fell across Highway 9 at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, blocking the roadway just north of Redwood Elementary School.

The tree felled power lines, knocking out power to many homes in the area. Pacific Gas & Electric Company has isolated the outage and as of 10:30 a.m., less than 50 customers in the area were still without power.

Boulder Creek Fire Chief Kevin McClish said he received an update that said the tree would be cleared and the roadway re-opened at about 4 p.m. today.

Lockhart Gulch closed in Scotts Valley

A fallen tree blocked Lockhart Gulch Road in Scotts Valley early Wednesday morning. Although there was no little wind on Tuesday night, the heavily saturated ground lent itself to the tree toppling at its roots blocking both lanes of the rural roadway.

The tree landed across power lines, knocking out electricity to more than 500 homes at 5:07 a.m. As of 9:30 a.m., the outage had been isolated to less than 50 homes in the Geyer Road and Lockhart Gluch areas while tree crews began work on removing the tree from the roadway.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company, along with Davey Tree were on scene to work on removing the tree and restoring power to the neighborhood.  Power is to be restored and the tree removed by 2 or 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to a PG&E foreman on the scene.

For more information on outages, visit www.pge.com

 

 

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