Highway One Temporarily Closed

12:15 pm – Highway open in both directions. Traffic will a nightmare, though for an hour or two.

11:45 am – Cal Trans had put road closed signs up in Carmel and Cambria. Fire and PGE stuck in traffic.


Word from Big Sur Valley is highway backed up from MAF to Fernwood on the South bound lane. Reports of no power in the Big Sur Valley Area

Date/Time: 3-28-16 @ 11 am

Location: State Route 1 in Big Sur is closed in both directions 1/8 mile south of the Big Sur Maintenance Station (PM 46) in Monterey County

Description of Incident:
small redwood trees fell on wires, struck an unoccupied vehicle and is blocking the lanes in both directions of State Route 1.

Estimated Time of Opening

PG&E and Fire Department are enroute. No ETO at this time.

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
para Caltrans en el Distrito 5
805. 549.3138
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Planning Commission Agenda & Reports

Hi all,

This week’s Monterey County Planning Commission agenda for the meeting Wednesday 3/30 includes a workshop on the medical marijuana ordinance and a status report on efforts to create short term rental and event ordinances. Here is a link to a page on the County website for the Planning Department of the Resource Management Agency (boy that’s a mouthful) where you can download the agenda:

Monterey County Planning Agenda

or copy and paste the info below into your browser.


The agenda has active links to the staff reports for these items, and the page should provide those interested in following along and able to access video with instructions about how to watch online if you would like to do that. If you would like to attend that is fine too as these hearings are open to anyone. The public will have a chance to speak on each item (usually limited to 3 minutes though). Letters and emails are always a good way to provide your thoughts as well: I know I read them carefully, and I believe other Commissioners do too.


Martha Diehl
Garrapata Trout Farm