Just in from the Big Sur Chamber if you need to drive north of Fernwood:
To accommodate locals, tomorrow morning, January 11, at 8 AM and every two hours thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL traffic only through the Fernwood closure area for up to 15 minutes if conditions allow.
(please keep in mind this could change depending on the conditions after the rains tonight)
By the way, Kate’s internet is down at the moment, so I’m posting this for her.
Previous update from Caltrans:
LIMITED TIME AND ACCESS FROM VENTANA TO FERNWOOD–THIS IS ONLY FOR LOCALS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND VISITORS WISHING TO LEAVE THE BIG SUR AREA!!!
AT 1 PM:
AT 1:30 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL OPEN ONE LANE
TO ALLOW SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO ENTER FROM FERNWOOD TO FULLERS…LOCALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.
AT 2:00 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL CLOSE AGAIN INDEFINITELY TO WORK ON CLEARING THE ACTIVE SLIDES…THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.
As for the update HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). Emergency vehicles and locals can get from south of Mud Creek (south of PM 8.8) to Ragged Point. SOUTHBOUND ONLY. Locals in between Fuller’s (PM 42) and Fernwood (PM 47.03) can move between those five miles only. Hotline recording will be updated to show the ONE HOUR TRAFFIC ACCESS N/B AND S/B AT FERWOOD BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM
DETAILED ABOVE. Another update will be provided around 4 PM today
Good morning everyone,
So the pictures below are from Fernwood (PM 47) and show what we were dealing with yesterday, basically we got enough room open for emergency vehicles to get through. All the trees in the slide damned everything up so we left it and will start removing it today. It was still pretty active dropping a 100 plus yards of material while we were there, so it might be somewhat of a slow process.
As for the update, Hwy. 1 still remains closed from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). Emergency vehicles and locals can get from Treebones (PM 11.11) to Ragged Point…SOUTHBOUND ONLY. Locals in between Fuller’s (PM 42) and Fernwood (PM 47.03) can move between those five miles only. Hotline recording will remain the same. Another update will be provided around noontime today.
Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer