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STORM HITS SAN DIEGO; MULTIPLE OUTAGES, ROAD BLOCKAGES

Update as of 9:46 PM: LARGE 3-4 FOOT BOULDER BLOCKING LANES SEVERAL SMALLER BOULDERS IN THE RDWY AS WELL El Monte Rd/Lake Jennings Park Rd

Update as of 9:28 PM:  Conrad Dr. in Spring Valley is now OPEN.

Update as of 8:38 PM: another boulder blocking eastbound lanes at 78/Wynola

Update as 8:28 PM:  3 ft. boulder in the middle of 10056 Shadow Creek Rd.

Update as of 8:21 PM:  Roadway flooding at Pine Creek Campground.


Update as of 8:11 PM:  Boulders in roadway of Skyline Truck Trail/Lawson Valley Rd. 

Update as of 8:10 PM:  Lyons Valley Rd. OPEN

Update as of 7:58 PM:  Bus bridges along Green/Orange Lines b/t Alvarado & 70th and Amaya & Arnele. 

Updates as of 7:49 PM:  Lanes are now open on EB SR-94 east of Federal Blvd. Big tree sticking out into the roadway at Arnold Way/Harbison Canyon Road. 

Update by Liz Alper: all outdoor athletics in GUHSD have been canceled due to weather.

Updates as of 4:54 PM:  Beware of mud on the 78 at Magnolia Ave.  Flooding at I8 W at Lake Murray.  LONG TERM CLOSURE POSSIBLE AT 94 AND FOREST GATE RD. - 2 TELEPHONE POLES IN HIGHWAY AND 3RD READY TO FALL.  

Updates as of 5:00 PM:  Flooding at 94 and Federal.  Tree down at Honey Springs Road.  Flooding at 94 W and College.  Rock and misc. debris in lanes of 78 at Wynola Rd. on Julian side.

Updates as of 5:04 PM:  25 FOOT TREE LAYING ACROSS RDWY at Royal Rd.  Wildcat Canyon Rd. at 14545 flooded.  Power pole down at Japatul and Carveacre.  TREE DOWN / MAY ROLL ONTO THE HWY ,,   5 METERS FROM THE FWY 94 W and college

Update as of 5:15 PM:  ELECTRIC POWER LINES DOWN IN THE RDWY at Echo/Proctor Valley.  Alpine, Lyons Valley Rd Closed between Lyons Peak Rd and the 7 m/m due to downed tree, Alpine, Via Viejas Dip Closed between Calle De Pescadores and Palo Danzante due to flooding

Update as of 5:31 PM:  Water halfway up a vehicle at Ramona/H St.

Update as of 5:48 PM:  Large boulder stuck under vehicle on 78 and Orchard.  Three lanes blocked on on EB SR-94 east of Federal Blvd due to flooding. Flash flood warning in effect until 9 p.m.  Few big boulders blocking north/southbound lanes at 1165 Peutz Valley Rd.  Both lanes blocked on Old Highway 80 and Stagecoach Springs Rd. 

 

East County News Service

Photos: flooding at University Ave. by Miriam Raftery and runoff by Alvarado Hospital by Liz Alper

January 20, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - On day one of the second storm to hit San Diego, there are several power outages in East County and several traffic hazards.

FREE SAND AND SANDBAGS AVAILABLE ACROSS COUNTY

 

By Gig Connaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

January 11, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego County didn’t have to deal with the “atmospheric river” of rain that swamped Northern and Central California this week. However, we’ve still gotten a lot more rain so far this winter than expected — two to five times as much in some areas in December 2016 than December 2015, when El Niño was raising fears of big rains.

HOW WET AND WINDY WAS IT?

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Jane Moore: downed tree limbs in El Cajon

February 1, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – A fierce storm that roared through our region over the weekend toppled trees that killed a woman in Pacific Beach, injured a 10 News crew in Mira Mesa and sent a Santee mom to the hospital.  Downed trees destroyed a popular wedding spot at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Winds also toppled trees and patio furniture across East County, our readers report.  The storm caused power outages to over 18,000 customers as SDG&E crews worked through the night to restore power.

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

February 14, 2013 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

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PURPLE MOUNTAIN SAGE: STORM OVER HEAD

 
By Sharon Courmousis, Sacred Rocks Reserve
 
September 1,2012 (Boulevard)--Do you remember your last storm? Those who live in the mountains get to experience the power of nature up close, sometimes too close. As clouds build from the vast openness of the sky, turn ever darker, the lightening begins touching the earth randomly. Thunder pounds us with larger and deeper sounds than any other thing in nature. Clouds darken the sky as I await the storm. The smell of rain is in the air. Birds flap and flutter and prepare to run for cover. The dusty leaves of sage and Manzanita seem to open wider as if inviting a cool drink, sensing the coming rain.

ADVICE FROM THE PURPLE MOUNTAIN SAGE: HUNKERING DOWN

 

 

by: Sharon Courmousis, Sacred Rocks Reserve

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"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. " -- John Muir

 

This month's column includes:

Hunkering Down - essay

Chocolate cake with fudge icing - recipe