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• PART OF HIGHWAY 1 IN SONOMA COUNTY REMAINS CLOSED: SONOMA (AP) — Transportation officials say a section of Highway 1 through Sonoma County will remain closed through at least next Friday because of storm damage.

The roadway north of Jenner has been closed since Wednesday after mud and rocks fell on the highway as one of several storms that hit the region moved through the area.

Caltrans officials saod  that the highway would be closed until at least 4 p.m. Friday.

Cars and trucks using that section of Highway 1 are being routed around the mudslide on a detour of about six miles on local roads.

• SF CABLE CARS RUNNING AGAIN AFTER REPAIRS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All of San Francisco’s famed cable cars are running again after mechanical problems that began Friday night and continued into Saturday forced the closure of some lines.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose says cars on the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable line started rolling again around 1 p.m. Saturday.

All cable car service was stopped Friday night because of mechanical problems. Service resumed early Saturday, then service on the Powell-Mason and Powell-Hyde cable line was stopped again because of what was described as an equipment problem.

Rose says service resumed again when crews were able to repair a strand in a cable.

The historic cable cars are an especially popular attraction for tourists. The cars do not operate on their own power, but are moved by a mechanism that grips cables that run beneath San Francisco’s streets.