Highway Patrol

Highway 17 in Santa Cruz Reopens After Trees, Power Lines Fall

Highway 17 in Santa Cruz was shut down in both directions early Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes after a tree fell, bringing power lines down with it, on the much-traveled roadway to and from Silicon Valley.

The California Highway Patrol issued a a Sig-Alert shortly after the tree fell at 5:30 a.m. in both directions.

The northbound direction reopened at 6:30 a.m. Southbound traffic opened by 7 a.m.

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