Caltrans News Release

District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

January 10, 2001
Contact:
Bob Haus (510) 286-5576
Pager (510) 442-7392

 PARTIAL FLOODING OF MANZANITA PARK AND RIDE LOT

Caltrans is advising Marin County commuters to avoid the lower-lying sections of the Manzanita Park And Ride Lot, located near the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 1.

A combination of heavy rains, high tides, and low-lying topography combined to flood certain portions of the park and ride lot earlier today. Although this section was blocked off by Caltrans crews, and signs were posted advising that the area was subject to flooding, many drivers ignored the directives, and parked their cars in this section. Several of these cars were caught in the rising waters.

Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for additional rain and high tides. Caltrans strongly advises all drivers who use the Manzanita Park And Ride Lot to observe the posted signs and directives. If a section of the lot is blocked off, do not park there.