Mudslides, flooded river closes Santa Cruz County highways

Santa Cruz County – and the roads to get in and out of the coastal area – were among the hardest hit Monday during the next round of torrential winter rains.

Here's what's closed and blocked as of Monday afternoon. 

  • State Highway 17 is closed south of Glenwood Drive because of a mudslide.  
  • One lane of northbound state Highway 1 closed as crews clear a log jam in the San Lorenzo River. 
  • The No. 2 lane will be closed on Highway 1 south of River Street to remove the log jam at the bridge over the river.   
  • State Highway 9 at Holiday Lane is closed because of a mudslide.