California Update for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018

• The Highway Patrol and UC San Diego researchers are working on an effective test for those driving under the influence.

• Activities like watering lawns to the point of overflowing could come become punishable of up to $500 across California. The state Water Resources Control Board heard comments on drought saving measures today but delayed action.

Today's reporting by Randol White and David Ezra Romero.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are removing a road closure.  Highway 12 is now open between Dunbar Road and Madrone Road, which means all of Highway 12 is open.  No evacuation orders have been lifted.  Glen Ellen is still closed and under mandatory evacuation.  The north and south side of Highway 12 (commonly called the east and west sides by locals) are still closed and under mandatory evacuation.

Summary of October 17, 2017, 1 PM Press Conference 

This afternoon, CAL FIRE, the Santa Rosa Police Department, the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol provided updates related to the fires in Sonoma County. 

Fire Updates

●       Confidence is increasing daily in the progress being made on fighting all the fires.