Update: The Stevens Creek and Permanente trails reopened in the morning on March 13.
Mountain View is mostly unscathed from major storm damage so far, with no power outages reported in the city on Friday, March 10. But due to flooding, both Permanente and Stevens Creek trails were closed over the weekend.
According to Mountain View’s storm updates webpage, the two trails were closed around 8:45 a.m. on March 10 due to flooding concerns. The trails both reopened in the morning on March 13.
“The National Weather Service has issued both a Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for the Bay Area including Santa Clara Valley, which includes Mountain View,” city officials wrote in a 7:30 a.m. update. “The Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. Sunday, March 12 while the Wind Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, March 10.”
The city added in the update that, per the National Weather Service, “gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” and also warned that tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may occur as soils remain saturated.
According to PG&E’s outage map, there were no outages in Mountain View on March 10. The closest active outages as of 11:30 a.m. were in Los Altos and Sunnyvale, but only impacted a handful of customers.
A 4:09 p.m. update from the city added that it has so far received one report of a downed tree from the storm, which happened on private property in the 100 block of Calderon Avenue.
Despite the relatively mild impacts so far, Foothill College announced that its campus in Los Altos Hills would be closed on March 10 due to the inclement weather.