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March 21, 2019

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It comes as no surprise to us Pacificans that the City of Half Moon Bay jumps out instead of the City of Pacifica -- which is adjacent to the tunnel and which merely posted a sign that read: "If you lived here, you'd be home by now."

Caltrans, PG&E, County Sheriff, and CHP need to get their act together. What if this had been a true civil emergency?

If this doesn't warrant a formal investigation with individuals held accountable then I don't know what does. SMC grand jury seems exactly the right course, no?

I too was in Linda Mar around 7 p.m. I waited at Pedro Point for a few hours, enjoying a great burger at La Playa, when their lights came back on, then, after seeing all the posts on Nextdoor, I finally left and went home, taking 84. I never saw another car, but I did not arrive home in Moss Beach until 1:15 a.m. and I slept almost all day on Wednesday. The only sign or notice I saw was on 280 South mentioning heavy delays due to construction on 92 West. We need some Amber Alert signage at the north end of Pacifica, at Westborough and 280, at Sharp Park and Skyline, NOT just on 280.

TOTAL LACK OF COMMUNICATION

My experience was similar to Richard's and John's. But with long experience with the road games agencies, especially Caltrans, play around here when there are road closures, I didn't wait around at all when I finished my last errand in Linda Mar a few minutes before 9 p.m. and there was no definite word on the road reopening. Headed for 280 by way of Sharp Park Road and didn't even slow down when I saw the backup on the approaches to 92 from 280. Heading out of Woodside, I decided to take Kings Mountain Road and Tunitas Creek Road rather than 84. Not recommended for Richard if he finds 84 challenging at night. Got home in Moss Beach about 10:45.

Caltrans officials say they issued three updates on the state of work at the tunnels, at 6:27 p.m., 8:36 p.m. and 12:24 a.m., according to Weiss. It is unclear who received those updates. The Review did not receive any word from Caltrans overnight. (Half Moon Bay Review)

Waited in Linda Mar from 8:30 to 10:45 p.m., no information at all about reopening, then headed for 280. Ramp to 92 was gridlocked, headed for 84. Got home at 12:30. Asked CHP on duty in Linda Mar. He was getting no information at all from PG&E or Caltrans, but he told me 92 was gridlocked also. He said PG&E at 8:45 was reportedly trying to reboot the system for 9 p.m. and hoped for reopening, but time dragged on and he got no new info. Courteous and friendly officer. At least PG&E didn't burn the town down, like Paradise.

84 at night is a drive from hell for an old guy! Passing through Half Moon Bay a little after midnight, I saw no cars in sight on 92 at the light.

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