Updated 7:19 p.m.: Heavy rains fell across the region on Saturday causing widespread flooding on the coast and beyond. Highways 1, 92 and 35 were all closed sporadically and emergency crews had to help evacuate some Coastsiders. And officials said they narrowly avoided disaster at the sewer plant serving the entire Coastside.

The first signs of trouble came at 6:20 a.m., when the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office closed Highway 92 at Main Street and the lower lakes due to flooding on the roadway. The flooding was perhaps worst around Ox Mountain Landfill. Water flooded property at La Nebbia Winery and farther east as the Pilarcitos Creek reached flood stage.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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Book Goddess

I hope they have made moves to prevent this from happening again this week.

Cid Young

It's not like they had no warning about the potential for flooding at the SAM PLANT. Last year they had flooding from the Pilarcitos Creek, and they have been "studying it" for a year now. Please note that the City's Storm Water 5 year Capital Improvement projects are UNFUNDED by over 10 million dollars. At least the SAM Board voted to make some needed electrical repairs since last December's storm.

JustinStockman

Great to hear from you, Cid.

Cid Young

It's not like they had no warning about the potential for flooding at the SAM PLANT. Last year they had flooding from the Pilarcitos Creek, and they have been "studying it" for a year now. Please not that the storm water 5 year Capital Improvement projects ate UNFUNDED by over 10 million dollars. At least the SAM Board voted to make some needed electrical repairs since last December's storm.

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