Another update from Kate (her internet is down again):
New slide of rock across the road at the big dirt turn out of Willow Creek towards the middle to north end. Since the big turn out is there you can drive into the turnout to avoid all the rock across the road.
Palo Colorado Canyon:
3 pm – I am getting reports of some nasty problems up Palo Colorado Canyon at 3 miles and at the Hoist. My internet is again extremely intermittent, so having difficulty following up on this and getting further information. As soon as I get something definitive, I will email it to Luke so he can post for me.
Esalen: there is a slide near Esalen, but locals can get past it on the shoulder, I understand.
3:00 PM 12 January 2017
Good afternoon everyone,
Thank you for your patience in receiving our updates; cell phone reception was very difficult today.
Update to the Public and Locals:
The northern closure continues at Grimes Canyon (PM 42.0). The southern closure remains at Ragged Pt. (SLO, PM 72.87)
LOCAL RESIDENTS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND EMPLOYEES will be allowed access from Grimes Canyon (PM 42) to Lucia (PM 23), as long as conditions allow.
LOCALS now have access to and from Ragged Pt. to Pitkins (PM 21.3). There are still multiple slides between Mud Creek (PM 8.8) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6).
but LOCALS needing access will be allowed in between.
So the update to the PUBLIC is: HWY. 1 REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Grimes Canyon (MON PM 42). The hotline recording will be refreshed to reflect the changes. Another update will be provided tomorrow morning, soon after 9 am.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe out there.