Smoke drift

3:20 pm – got confirmation that FHL is doing a controlled burn in Stoney Valley. Let us hope it doesn’t get away.

3:00 pm – can find nothing out. One source says he can see the drift to the east of him in Paso, but nothing is being reported anywhere that I have found. I’ll keep trying.

2:15 pm – The first thing one notices up here with a fire, is the change in the light. I noticed that this morning, so I was keeping an eye out … Then Boogie showed up, then Rock Knocker showed up, then Bill and Jane showed up. A whole week of visitors in just one day. Now that all are gone, I am seeing a lot of drift. WildCAD, LPNF is showing nothing, either is CHP. I am checking in with my sources, and will update when I have additional. It is definitely east, but can’t see any plumes. Will go to top of ridge in back for a better view if I can’t get anything and will update this post shortly.

Highway One roadwork

(See attached file: Hwy.1 Striping 6.12.12.doc)

Today’s Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito
and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189


MONTEREY COUNTY – A project to restripe a 42-mile section of the centerline
and edge lines as well as place new pavement markers from the SLO/Mon.
County line to just south of Big Sur near Coast Gallery is underway,
Caltrans officials have announced.

Work hours are from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday and until 12 pm on
Friday. One-way traffic control by flagging and pilot car will be
implemented at all times during this roadwork. Up to 15-minute delays are
anticipated. Electronic message signs will be used to alert motorists of
the work/delay ahead. Work is expected to be completed by June 22.

The project will improve safety by increasing roadway delineation and
visibility. The contractor for this $332,000 project is Central Striping
Service of Rancho Cordova.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving
Caltrans work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, motorists
can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the
District 5 website at:

Susana Z. Cruz
Public Information Officer /
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
(805) 549-3138
(805) 549-3326–Fax