Highway 101 in Gilroy reopens after flooding


U.S. Highway 101 in Gilroy reopened early Monday morning after severe flooding Sunday night caused it to close, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The flooding began around 7:30 p.m., prompting CHP officials to close it in both directions between 10th Street and state Highway 25.

The southbound lanes were reopened Monday morning around 4 a.m., followed by the northbound lanes at 5 a.m., according to CHP Officer Chris Miceli.

Also just outside of Gilroy, CHP officials have closed state Highway 152, which leads to Hollister, because of a mudslide.

The highway, also known as Hecker Pass Highway, is closed between Watsonville Road and Pole Line Road in both directions, Miceli said.

A Caltrans crew is set to survey the road Monday morning in order to organize a cleanup for the area.

The highway’s closure is indefinite since the cleanup and repairs could take days or even weeks, according to Miceli.

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