Highway Closure Extended, 1/9/17

3:30 pm – Sig Alert update SLO-1-72.9-MON-1-47.3) SR-1 Ragged Point to Fernwood remains closed overnight. CHP manning Fernwood. Emer veh ok @ Ragged Point

1pm update from Cal Tran –

Good afternoon everyone,

The status on Hwy. 1 is this: There are still multiple slides from Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) to Fullers (Mon PM 42.15). There are several trees down and across the Highway at Fernwood (Mon PM 47.03)

In essence, businesses are accessible between Fullers (PM 42.15) and Fernwood (PM 47.03), but in essence, to the general public outside of these post miles, Hwy. 1 is closed from Fernwood (PM 47.03) to Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87)

Emergency vehicles will be able to get through, if safely passable at the time of need.

The recording will be updated to reflect the new closure parameters, but the Big Sur Chamber will notify the locals who may be between the Fullers and Fernwood Closures that businesses remain open.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience. Asides from Monterey County and the Big Sur Community, we have various slides, trees down and roads closed in Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo counties. An update will be provided this afternoon after 4 pm, when I receive it.

9:15 am – closure about to be extended again to Fernwood. See photo on next post.

From Caltrans

Good morning everyone,

Thank you for your patience with these updates. It’s not looking good for Hwy. 1 today; there are multiple slides all over the place…THERE IS A NEW AND MAJOR SLIDE JUST SOUTH OF NEPENTHE—between the Henry Miller Library and Nepenthe…more than likely, an emergency contract for repairs will need to take place.

So, the Hwy. 1 Closure is from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Ventana Entrance (Mon PM 44.59).

Another assessment will take place around 4 PM and I’ll update as soon as possible; I’ll also provide a picture or two when available.

Have a safe day!
Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

10 thoughts on “Highway Closure Extended, 1/9/17

  1. Has Red Cross opened up any shelters for flood victims? Any updates on state/county/ & regional parks?

  2. Sorry for the hazards in Big Sur, your reports remind me of the floods of 1996, lots of sandbagging; hope you and everyone else stays okay.
    You can hear the thundering rushing Carmel River from miles above Rosie’s Bridge, it’s fabulous, looking very open and steady and though up on the banks, long way from overflow here, not appearing dangerous to these eyes. Waitress at Running Iron lives next to the river further west, said it wasn’t threatening yesterday, moving really well. Hoping for the best.

  3. Kayakers -I knew some knuckleheads would take it on…Rescue ongoing near Carmel Valley mound breach in the village- I hear plenty of sirens echoing into the heavens.

  4. Did any one notice someone put the Rosie’s Bridge sign back up? It brought back so many memories today when i stopped by to look at the river.

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