Muni Reroutes Due To Tsunami Warning
Photo by Troy Holden
Due to the tsunami warning and closure of Great Highway, SFMTA rerouted the 18-46th Avenue and the 23-Monterey off of Great Highway at 8 a.m..
SFAppeal reports that the N-Judah and the L Taraval are also being rerouted at Sunset Blvd. (a shuttle will take you between Ocean Beach and Sunset). BART is running as usual. No word yet on when the 18 and the 23 will be back to their normal routes. Meanwhile, officials say you should stay off the beach because waves can last for hours, reports SFGate. On Twitter, @Emergency_In_SF reminds people to stay away from the beach and that the “best view will be live on TV.”
The SFAppeal has a live cam of Ocean Beach, which so far looks rather uneventful. Fingers crossed.
The tsunami warning came after the 8.9 earthquake that shook Japan yesterday. More coverage of the San Francisco tsunami warning:
- Video: People flock to Ocean Beach San Francisco to watch tsunami (SF Examiner)
- Tsunami warning closes local beaches, Great Highway (SFGate)
- SF Tsunamiwatch: Video From Ocean Beach, BART Still Running, Muni Rerouted Away From Coast (SFAppeal)
- Hour-by-hour watch on SFist on local tsunami warning (SFist)
- Tsunami Warning in San Francisco; Beaches Closed (SF Weekly, which also updates that Santa Cruz has damaged boats)
- California nuclear plants shut down as tsunami precaution (Reuters, which also updates that precautions are routine)
Muni says only the bus lines are affected: http://twitter.com/#!/sfmta_muni/status/46248729308700672
And according to @twinpeaks_sf, Nextbus is showing normal service on the light rails. http://twitter.com/#!/twinpeaks_sf/status/46253774175608832
Thanks Troy! Seems like a good time to get my emergency kit ready.
Well, you could go like Honolulu and shut down bus service overnight until the Mayor declares “All Clear.” (There is only one all-night bus line in Honolulu.)