Sonora, CA — A stretch of Stewart Street in Sonora will be closed on Thursday for some ongoing tree removal work following last week’s storm.
Stewart Street will be closed from Lytton Street to William Street. City of Sonora Public Works Department employees and PG&E will be on scene. You will want to avoid the area. The work is estimated to run from 7am – 5pm.
Earlier this month, on December 4th, a tree hit power lines and a propane tank closing Murphy Road near the intersection of Lime Kiln Road. On December 12th South Stewart Street in Sonora was also closed from 10am – 5pm from William Street to Lytton Street due to a huge section an evergreen tree hitting two homes in the 400 block of South Stewart Street just before noon on December 11th. The incident closed the road for a half hour, fortunately, no one was inside the home or injured. The damage to the homes involved a garage at one home and the roof of the other residence. Another tree fell on Highway 108 at around 4:20 p.m. on December 11th. It blocked the eastbound lanes near Long Barn Road. Traffic backed up as crews worked to remove the debris. Fire Engineer Tyler Piche noted “With the wind and the stress on trees from the drought there is always a risk of them coming down.”