(KRON) — The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reported a landslide on the 600 to 800 blocks of Patrol Road in Woodside impacting approximately 30 homes. The area is under a “Highly Recommended Evacuation” and the road has been shut down, officials said.
“If you live in this area, please pack your ‘Go Bag,’ with necessary essentials: insurance policy, pets, medications, a change of clothes, and LEAVE NOW,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “Once the road gives out completely, residents in that area will not have access to emergency services.”
Officials said the evacuation location is to be determined.
Woodside resident Donald McCloud told KRON4 that police alerted him of the landslide around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“They pounded on the door, got me out of bed and I didn’t know what the heck was going on so I went out and he [the officer] said, ‘you can stay but we highly recommend you leave. There’s a slide at the bottom of Patrol Road and you may not be able to get out later.'”
McCloud added that he has lived in the area since 1984 and was choosing to wait it out, but he did move his car away from the landslide just in case. He also said that the last time he had seen rain like this was in 1984, after which the city had to reconstruct much of the hillside after a landslide in front of his house.
“It may look rather comical because we will be walking with a cat in one hand to our getaway vehicle,” McCloud said. “But hopefully this is a superficial slide.”
Edgewood Road just off of I-280 near Redwood City is also closed due to a landslide that happened overnight. Cars were being turned around Wednesday morning by signs saying the road is closed. No injuries have been reported and there is no estimated time of reopening.
This story is developing and will be updated.