The Alamo City has been shut down for the past several days, and the city is still without power and no one knows when the road will reopen.
The Alameda County Department of Public Works announced the temporary shutdown Wednesday afternoon, telling the Associated Press the road would reopen by 8 p.m.
But many residents were still in the dark about the status of the road, with some wondering if they would be able to return to their homes.
“I’m still waiting for the road to reopen,” said Maria Gonzalez, who has lived in the neighborhood for over 30 years.
“The road is closed.
The city hasn’t told me anything.
We’re still waiting.”
In some areas, like the San Francisco Bay Area, the road was reopened on Wednesday, according to the Associated Post.
The news organization said it was unclear how long the road in Berkeley would remain closed.
“The city is working on reopening the road,” the Associated Public News tweeted.
The road is shut down between the San Pablo and San Bruno bridges, and is closed to the public.
“I would assume the road is open at this time.”
Some Bay Area residents are hoping to return home to their home in the Alameda to avoid the road closing.
“Hopefully we’ll be able back to our homes by Friday,” said Angel Gomez, who lives in the San Leandro neighborhood.
“It’s definitely frustrating.
We are in the middle of winter, so we’re not ready to leave.”
Other residents are concerned about the impact the road closure will have on the economy.
“This is just the beginning,” said resident Joaquin Sanchez.
“This is really devastating for people here.”