For late NEXT week: “IF THE GFS WERE TO VERIFY WE COULD SEE SNOW DOWN TO SEA LEVEL.”
And a minute ago:
12:22PM HVY SNOW IN AREA
This is Empire Grade and Felton Empire. Lanes closed due to snow, also Empire & Pine Flat.
11:50 Empire Grade in Santa Cruz calling for snow plows:
11:48AM PER NET COM NO SNOW PLOWS, BUT GRADERS ARE ENRT
11:48AM 1039 NET COM
11:46AM REQ SNOW PLOWS
11:46AM 3″ + OF SNOW ON EMP GRADE
11:33AM PER RP TO NET COM **WILL POSS NEED TO BE PLOWED
11:32AM CORR: VEHS SPINNING OUT
10:30 am – you all are going to have fun today!
8:30 am – another mud/rock slide at MM 3.
8 am – South Bound Lane has been opened.
6 am, Saturday, February 19th:
From the CHP website: 3:16AM PER 27-S5 N38 DID A CHECK DOWN TO RAGGED POINT, MULTIPLE ROCK SLIDES BLOCKING LANES, MOST URGENT SLIDE @ MM 1
Given that NOAA is predicting yet ANOTHER inch and 1/2 of rain today, with snow levels down to 2500 ft, this road is not going to clear itself, and may be hard for Cal-Trans to keep up with, but they were on the job at 6 am this morning!
Here is the entire evening:
3:16AM PER 27-S5 N38 DID A CHECK DOWN TO RAGGED POINT, MULTIPLE ROCK SLIDES BLOCKING LANES, MOST URGENT SLIDE @ MM 1
2:44AM 1039 27-S5
2:42AM ADV WILL BE 1097 W/ 22G IN APX 5 MINS
2:40AM PALCED ONG CONES AROUND IT
2:40AM BOBERG CALLED F/ MM 3 @ A CALL BOX ADVZ>D THAT @ MM 9 PORTION OF THE NB LANE IS 1125 BY A LG BOULDER APX SIZE OF 5 X 5 ON A STAIGHT AWAY (note: this is Mud Creek)
2:14AM AT NACMIENTO RD MM 18
12:14AM SIG ALERT SENT
12:07AM 1039 SNS COMM
12:02AM 1039 22G LINE 56
12:00AM PER S5 – INFO VIA 27-S1 / REQ SIG ALERT FOR MONTEREY COUNTY / ADV OF PART CLOSURE / SMALL VEHS ABLE TO NEGOTIATE
11:46PM 1039 9-1X
11:42PM 1039 SLO REF LN S 44
11:35PM BOULDER PART 1125 SB LANE ALSO
11:21PM 97 – BOULDERS ACROSS NB LNS / VEH CAN PASS / TOW TK S UNABLE TO GET THRU
11:09PM LATE ENTRY 1039 SLO DISP REF LN S 24,26,27
11:03PM 1039 TO MTY COMM W/ INFO
11:00PM 22G AT WILLOW CREEK ETA 15-20 MINS
11:00PM 1039 DOT JOHN WOOD
9:55PM 1039 22G LINES 21-22
7:33PM 1039 DOT DIST 5 / ADV NEEDS TO CHK W/SUPERVISOR
7:22PM 1039 DOT DSP WILL ADV THEM UP THERE UNK IF THEY WILL GO OUT ON IT THO
2 thoughts on “South Coast Highway One is a mess”
Wow. Winter delayed but winter indeed. Great downspour at the Hawks Perch/River Inn sector through day and night on and off including one five minute impressive totally opaque early eve wall of sky burst. Not cold. The usual gallery leaks near big window. Mid afternoon biker came through, said Palo Colorado had 2 huge redwoods that fell, missed houses/people/cars but not Highway One, no traffic through from that but being immediately tended. Woke this morning to see hailstones covering deck, slept through the delivery. Small, round, M&M size. The air’s unusually warm seems to me at the moment. Rain still falling, but not with steady certainty. River way up but looking more fabulous than dangerous…hope that’s true for us all along it. And my gareden that was seduced by weeks of faux-summer into much bloomery, hoping all including the huge iris will survive the drench. Good luck with all near mudslides, be brave AND prudent. Looking forward to your updates and wanting us all to be well.
As of 1130 Saturday morning, I am just back from a walk at Rocky Creek. I can report that the Old Coast Road is closed from the north at the Bixby Bridge, w/ a CHP officer blocking access. He did let me in though when I told him where I was going: apparently there’s a slide just over Bixby Creek blocking the road there. I don’t know which side of which driveways though….
It appears Palo Colorado Road is open again. There were people going in and out.
Small rocks/gravel here and there on Hwy 1 between Garrapata & Rocky Creek, but quite passable. Right now there is even a gleam of sunshine here in Joshua Canyon!