State Highway 35 completely washed away in part of Santa Cruz Co.

- State Highway 35 has been completely washed away near mile marker 10.47 in Santa Cruz County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP announced the washout and closure at about 5:50 p.m. via its Twitter account. Authorities said the roadway would be "closed indefinitely".

No information was immediately available about when the washout occurred. 

Governor Jerry Brown on Friday requested Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the state of California to help recover from January's storms that have inflicted an array of weather related damages including; flooding, erosion, power outages and damages to infrastructure. 

The Governor also addes three more counties with an executive order to an emergency proclamation he issued last month due to the storms.

The order also authorizes state funding through the California Disaster Assistance Act for 34 counties impacted by the storms and directs the California Department of Transportation to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program for Amador and Riverside counties.

 

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