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Residents advised to leave barricades up

Original post made on Dec 2, 2012

Drivers can be cited for removing traffic cones and barricades through a closed/flooded area, according to Linda Clerkson, City of Palo Alto public communications spokesperson.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Does anyone know how all of the creeks are faring on the east side of 101? High tide is approaching...


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

check the city creek website and creek/s monitor. www.cityofpaloalto.org
Click on creek monitor. All the water coming down from Foothill Park, etc. and Corte Madera Creek and others in the foothills is 'delayed' action after the storm. Takes a full hour, so it is said for the runoff to come downhill. SF Creek at 101 is right up to the top. It is now 12:55 p.m.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Thanks, Bob - appreciate the update. I use the monitor & saw the SF creek in several places on the west side but haven't ventured to the east side yet, so that's why I was asking. I hope you're staying dry!


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Posted by Chris
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

We were unable to drive through the Oregon underpass this morning due to the flooding. As we took the detour over Alma we looked down and saw a Volvo trying to drive through.

The water was halfway up their driver's side door. I was astounded that they kept on plowing on into deeper water. Crazy.


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Posted by Don't kill me PA driver
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

So let me get this straight...People were moving the hazard cones that were set out so they could drive though? for what I would assume could only be convenience? So many, in fact that the police have to issue reminders not to do this? I can't believe what I'm reading. What is it about Palo Alto drivers?!?!?! The worst.


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