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Update on Winter Storms and Alexander Avenue Closure
Posted Date: 2/24/2017 4:30 PM
Sausalito is still recovering from the series of storms that arrived late last week and continued into this week.
  • The missing boater from the overturned vessel in Richardson Bay on Friday, February 17, has not been found. At this time, he is considered a missing person.
  • A large Black Acacia tree in Dunphy Park was knocked down by wind last Friday afternoon. The heavy winter rains had loosened the grip of its roots in the shallow soil.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District closed access to Alexander Avenue on Monday afternoon due to mudslides that threatened the roadway. The Bridge District has brought in an outside contractor to remove loose soil and debris from the hillside. The current estimate from the District is that Alexander Avenue will be closed until approximately Friday, March 3. At this time, pedestrians and bicyclists may still use Alexander Avenue, but the District has announced that this is subject to change at any time. Golden Gate Transit buses are being detoured to the north to access Highway 101.
  • The cover of a ventilation shaft on the roof of Sausalito City Hall was dislodged by wind on Monday, allowing water to cascade through an air vent into the Sausalito Library. Damage is still being assessed by Library staff, but it is estimated that five hundred books from the adult nonfiction and biography sections are soaked beyond recovery.
More wet weather is forecast for this weekend, with total accumulation of approximately 1/4 inch. If the forecast proves to be correct, it will be a small addition to Sausalito's rain totals for the winter. The National Weather Service reports that the Sausalito/Mill Valley area has received 30 inches of rain since January 1, 2017.