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Part of Camino Sobrante closed

By Jonathan Morales
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 3:26 pm in Orinda, Roads, Sports.

So far today it seems like Orinda has borne the brunt of the storm in Lamorinda. Moraga Public Works officials say there have been some rock slides and downed tree limbs but nothing major as a result of the storm.

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UPDATE 4:15: Manzanita bridge is open to traffic. Also, per the post office folks in Canyon, the power has “amazingly” stayed on and Pinehurst Road is not washed out.

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UPDATE 3:20: More storm-related trouble in Orinda: The Manzanita Bridge, on Manzanita Drive just east of Camino Pablo, is closed due to a fallen tree in the roadway. Public Works crews are on the scene. The city is also reporting overflowing storm drains on some parts of Moraga Way. Camino Sobrante remains closed. And then of course there is that jackknifed big rig that managed to close parts of both directions of 24 west of the Orinda exit (as Shane reported, it’s no longer blocking eastbound lanes).

Lafayette City Manager Steven Falk says aside from some clogged drains, there haven’t been any major storm-related incidents.

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UPDATE 1:15: There is an oak tree and several power lines down on Camino Sobrante, the city says. In addition, three power poles need to be replaced. PG&E estimates the road will be closed for 10 hours and the city is saying the most common alternate route is to take Miner Road up to the other end of Camino Sobrante. No other road closures at this time.

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A downed power pole has closed a portion of Camino Sobrante in Orinda from Orinda Way to El Ribero, according to an alert just sent out by the city. PG&E, fire and city crews are on the scene.

Have any Lamorinda storm-related incidents to report? Anybody with power out? Post a comment, e-mail jmmorales@bayareanewsgroup.com or tweet @sosaysjonathan.

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