UPDATE 1/16/2019 9:08 p.m. Highway 17 at Laurel Road is reopened after a tree fell into the road Wednesday evening.
2,261 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are without power starting in Scotts Valley and extending up Highway 17.
The week's rain and wind storm is having an early impact in Santa Cruz. One northbound lane was closed on Highway 1 over the San Lorenzo River, Wednesday afternoon, as crews were freeing debris from the river.
More than 4,300 people are without power in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.