After Stan sent out an email last night listing the road closure on the south at Rocky Creek, MM 12, when there is no Rocky Creek down here, I realized that most of the North Coasters don’t know the South Coast very well, and particularly all the names of all the previous slide locations like we do.
Jim Kimball, a l-o-n-g time South Coaster, has a mile-marker listing that is more comprehensive than any I have seen. PLUS he knows Gray Slip, Blue Slide and Duck Pond, and where they are, as we all do down here. (How many of us haven’t been caught in one or all?)
He’s put them together with the highway mile markers for a great resource. It has been added to my Winter Conditions, 2008-2009 links to the right as Big Sur Mile Markers. This way, the next time any announcement comes out giving Mile Markers and approximate landmarks, you can check for yourself the accuracy of the relationship between the landmark and the mile markers. It won’t guarantee that the information provided is accurate, as when Richard at Cal-Trans says he is putting the sign at Willow Creek, when he really means Willow Springs, but, it is a start.
12:30 pm – the web cam is down at the Big Sur River. That could mean electrical or phone problems, or something else entirely. I haven’t a clue, or a report.
9:00 am – Per the CT website: IS REOPENED 12 MI NORTH OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY CO LINE
AT 0820 HRS ON 1/24/08
I received 2.25″ overnight, bringing the storm total to 4 and 1/2 inches. Toby, on Partington is also reporting the same 4 1/2 inches for the storm, starting Wednesday.
Received an email from Keith from Lucia. He arrived home at around 11:30 pm from Rio Rd. and reports CHP closure at Fuller’s Beach to the north. Little rock in the SB lane, but treacherous fog.
The NOAA discussion has the rain tapering off, with only minimal moisture moving into our area. The airmass dropping down from BC will drop the snow levels to 3000 ft. but with minimal moisture, snow expected to be light.
This on the Cal-Trans website this morning:
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED 12 MI NORTH OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO/MONTEREY CO LINE
– DUE TO ROCK SLIDES – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
and this update from CHP:
||IF CALTRANS OPENS HWY 1 PLS ADVISE 27-S6
||NEAR CASTLE STATING SR1 CLOSED 28 MI AHEAD
||ENTAC CALLED REQ UPDATE 1039
||PER 22 MORE DEBRIS MM 30 NB LANE CLOSED
||NORTH END CLOSURE NB 1 AT MM 42*00 2314