Hard Closure of Highway One

Active Slide with debris covering both lanes on the road at Paul’s Slide/Pitkin’s Curve/Rain Rocks has closed Highway One indefinitely. Cal-Trans will have geologists look at the matter in the morning to give a better estimate about when it will be able to be cleared, but for now, no traffic will be able to get through in either direction, per Colin Jones of Cal-Trans.

Colin said it was at Rain Rocks, but he also said Pitkin’s Curve. CHP reports PM 22, which is Paul’s Slide, 1.5 miles south of Lucia. Cal-Trans website puts it at 1.8 miles south of Lucia, which is right at Rain Rocks, approximately. 😉 per Rock Knocker. Wherever it exactly is, it is north of Nasty-Fergy, so no getting through from the north, and the hard-closure on the south is at Limekiln Bridge, so travelers going north will have to go over N-F Rd.

NOTE: I have a report that there are rocks on the road at the Alder slide from last year that have made their way under the chicken wire drapery. Brace yourselves, as there is another 2-3 inches expected tonight into tomorrow, then an extended dry period starting Tuesday.

FROM NOAA AT 3 PM SUNDAY: “HAVE FOLLOWED RFC QPF FOR TONIGHT WHICH SHOWS SOME HEALTHY 6 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS ROUGHLY BETWEEN 10 PM AND 4 AM. EXPECT UP TO 3 INCHES IN THE HILLS FROM SONOMA SOUTHWARD TO BIG SUR ….”

7 thoughts on “Hard Closure of Highway One

  1. Remember when the highway used to close and Nacimiento was for local traffic only? Now we have motorhomes and lines of traffic on Naci. The times they are a changing.

  2. CHP puts it at MM 22.16 which is 0.16 north of Paul’s Slide,
    got to be pretty close to Pitkin’s. Pt. 16 is MM 22.42. If anyone needs to spent the night North my number is 8316639776. Go Niners!

  3. Here we go again. Anyone having flashbacks and deja vu’s to last year? And it’s only January!

  4. My friend Rick was driving on south Coast on Friday night when a bolder the size of a VW came down and hit on the highway and went over the edge. He and three cars all stoped and were in shock just been nearly hit by the rock. The first rain of the year in Big Sur is always wxciting…

  5. I need a couple of photos for my book, and I was going to get them on the way to Morro Bay in a week or so, but with the highway closed….
    Wondering, do you have any shots of Lucia and Gorda you might send me.

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