Highway One closed overnight

There has a been a mud-rockslide on Highway 1 at MM 34.6 (JSO JP Burns) and the Highway will be closed overnight between MM 42 (Grimes) and MM 10 (Willow Springs). CHP site says:

8:46 PM 11 [20] PER CALTRANS / SR 1 CLOSED AT MM 10 ON SOUTH END AND MM 42 ON NORTHSIDE
8:44 PM 10 [19] ERIC/ CALTRANS SUPERVISOR FROM BIG SUR / SAYS SIGNS SHOULD SAY CLOSED AT MM 34*6
8:05 PM 9 [17] HEWAB #: 1 REPORT TYPE: * HEWAB * HIGHWAYS AFFECTED: SR1 FROM RIO RD TO SLO CO LINE CONDITION: Closed ESTIMATED DURATION: TOMORROW AM SUMMARY: CLOSED DUE TO MUD AND ROCK SLIDES ALTERNATE ROUTE(S): US 101

Caltrans will have crews out at first light to clear the road.

Storm Report & Road Conditions, 2/8/15

4:11 pm – SP got it cleared up. Ed note – this is just the first of the slides we will see before this storm is  done sometime tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, none of them will be significant or prolonged.

3:45 pm – MUD/ROCK SLIDE AT MM 42, Grimes Canyon.

3:30 pm – a TC of an SUV vs. Guard rail near Post Ranch. There are concerns about power lines as well. May be tie ups for a bit until all can be cleared. Nothing as dramatic as the 8.35″/hr at 11:11 am, but we are up to 1.26″ for the day and 4.15″ for the storm. More is coming in tonight into tomorrow am, so conditions are ripe for road problems. Be careful, and try to stay off Highway One at night, particularly if unfamiliar.

8:15 – traffic hazard at Big Creek, black sedan. I’m guessing flat tire from rocks on the road … Based on past experience, so an educated guess, but still, a guess.

7:30 am – FHL has confirmed the bridge at N-F is indeed open.

6:30 am – the rain started as I was waking. Today is predicted to be a repeat of Friday, but perhaps higher rain totals. Winds are progged to be slightly less, but advisories issued thru 10 pm.

Yesterday, Ft. hunter Liggett closed its water crossings at Nacimiento-Fergusson and at Del Venturi. That is specific to water crossings, not bridges, as written. There is a number to call for further information, but it is too early to call.

Nothing is being reported on the CHP website at this time regarding problems on Highway One. Okay, that the abbreviated early am report … Stay turned for further reports throughout the day. Now time for coffee.