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Cleaning, Repair Crews Take Over in Napa Quake Aftermath

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CalTrans workers spent all morning monitoring and patching up damaged roads all across the North Bay.

Workers spent hours fixing one of the largest holes caused by the earthquake near Hwy 12 and Cuttings Wharf Road in south Napa.

The eastbound lane was completely coned off, and traffic was diverted to the westbound side. This caused major slowdowns and traffic jams, especially for people traveling from Napa to Sonoma in the morning.

Because of the quake, power outages, and road closures, many area residents struggled to find food. Many rushed into the Market at the Plumpjack Resort off Highway 12 for a quick meal.

My daughter’s bottom floor and the dressers have all fallen,” area resident Debbie Narvaez said. “Everything is all over. This is the only place we can find food. There’s like 200 people in McDonalds. And now where is open. We can’t get anything. My mom is in the house. She needs to eat. My dad is hungry since 3 o’clock in the morning.”

Philip Kendall, vice president of the Plumpjack Group said unlike his neighbors, his resort was extremely fortunate.

“We did not have any structural damage,” Kendall said. “When I came in at around 4 a.m. there were bottles, broken, a lot of things off shelves. We had no power. But we were fortunate that way also because our power came back at around 8:15 a.m.”

By noon, all services at the resort were restored. At around 1 p.m., the large hole on Highway 12 was temporarily fixed, and traffic was back to normal.