A landslide near
Piercy, CA - caused by extremely wet weather during December - has
led to one of the longest highway closures in recent times along California's
northern coast, The Times-Standard reported Jan. 3.
The slide Dec.
30 closed a north-south road, U.S. 101, cutting access for trucks
delivering everything from groceries to the U.S. mail. Officials allowed
some traffic to move down the highway three days later, Jan. 2, along
one lane, the newspaper said.
The area around
Piercy - a small town that lies halfway between San Francisco and
the Oregon border along California's northern coast - has received
more than 26 inches of rain so far this season - more than half what
it normally receives during that period.
don't expect any more significant rain for now. The Weather Channel
showed a 50 percent chance of some showers in the area Jan. 4, but
partly cloudy skies and no rain expected for at least seven days after