People are going crazy trying to get to jobs over in Silicon Valley driving hours out of the way with half of Highway 17 closed and complete closure of the nearest auxiliary routes such as San Jose-Soquel Road. Most go down through Gilroy and then across to the coast or they go up over on 92 to Half Moon Bay and down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz.
I don't feel stir crazy with the weather as it's really not cold and getting wet after so long a drought is still a novelty. The beauty of our protected isolation comes back to haunt us in dealing with trying to get to jobs, specialized doctor appointments or rendezvous with friends...let alone anything happening in the City.
It will take months to move mountains of mud, fill sinkholes, and drain real swamps with much discussion about how this could have been prevented or how it can be forestalled in the future. Of course nothing productive will come of it.
No, highway 17 will not be widened to six lanes as is should have been years ago.