San Benito County announced that Southside Road is closed following a mudslide near Blossom Lane. The road is closed in both directions. Mike Chambless, who was announced as the Resource Management Agency director on Dec. 14, told the Board of Supervisors that the road will be closed for at least the rest of the week as crews are trying to stop the water flow.
“Once the flow gets stopped and the mud can kind of dry out a little bit then we can start scooping it into the trucks and get the road back open,” Chambless said.
The county also said there are reports of flooding on Southside Road near Vineyard Estates.
“Please plan your travel accordingly,” the county said.
Southside School remains open, according to staff. Because of the road closure, the only way to the school is through Southside Road in Tres Pinos.