At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, a mudslide occurred near the intersection of San Carlos Avenue and Caledonia Street. The mudslide consisted of approximately 150 cubic yards of mud and debris from both public right of way and private property on the hillside above San Carlos.
No one was injured in the slide, but a downed tree knocked out power to some Sausalito neighborhoods. Debris from the slide blocked the intersection of San Carlos and Caledonia. A public sanitary sewer line, several private sewer and drainage lines, a potable water line, and two gas service laterals were also damaged by the slide.
PG&E was able to restore power to affected residences and the City's streetlight circuit on Tuesday evening, after some of the debris and fallen trees had been cleared. The intersection at San Carlos and Caledonia was closed on Tuesday and most of Wednesday, but is open again for the time being.
The exposed slope has been covered with plastic sheeting to prevent further erosion. The City has retained a geotechnical engineering firm to verify that the temporary work done to stabilize the slope is adequate and to make recommendations for the long-term repair of the slope.
PG&E plans additional electric transmission and gas service work in the vicinity. That work is being coordinated with the City and will likely result in further short-term closures of the intersection over the next few weeks.
Questions regarding the incident may be directed to Jonathon Goldman, Director of Public Works and City Engineer, at (415) 289-4176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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