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Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

Original post made on May 7, 2014

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m. today when a dump truck coming down Westridge Drive careened across the intersection at Alpine Road and crashed into the vegetation above Los Trancos Creek.

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Posted by John Skadden
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on May 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Having this fire drill is very important as we enter what could be a very long and active fire season. However, since the detour is up and over Westridge, it's a little frustrating that the road work on Westridge didn't get the day off.

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Posted by janet
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Yesterday the San Mateo BOS decided that trucks on Alpine were not a problem and they refused to do anything to regulate them: size, cargo, or speed. They cited possible objection by the City of MP to trucks being rerouted onto Sand Hill!!!!

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