Road Update #3, 1/23/17

NEW INFO—FOR ALL MOTORISTS, LOCALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ONLY

FOR ALL MOTORISTS: PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6) HAS WORSENED, NOT PASSABLE/ESCORTABLE TODAY…NEW SLIDES KEEP ROAD CLOSED FROM RAGGED POINT (SLO PM 72.87) TO FULLER’S (MON PM 42) DUE TO ROCK/MUDSLIDES AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. All Motorists may travel south on Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Fuller’s (PM 42) or travel north from Cambria to Ragged Point.

FOR LOCALS RESIDENTS ONLY: There is ONE LANE OPEN at Big Creek (PM 28.09), locals are allowed to travel from south of the Burns Creek Bridge (PM 34.24—SOUTH of the Anderson Slide) to Lucia (PM 23), but NOT SOUTH PAST PAUL’S SLIDE (21.6), OR NORTH PAST ANDERSON SLIDE (PM 35.4)

EMERGENCY SERVICES ONLY: Can get South from Fuller’s past Anderson Slide to Lucia (PM 23) but NOT SOUTH PAST PAUL’S SLIDE (21.6)

+++CHP CONTINUES WITH NORTHERN CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT FULLER’S (PM 42)–EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY ALLOWED THRU ANDERSON CLOSURE–LOCALS WILL BE CITED BY CHP AND NOT ALLOWED TO TURN AROUND+++

ROADWAY IS ONLY PASSABLE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, BUT ONLY WHERE MENTIONED ABOVE.

Another update will be provided TOMORROW morning, Tuesday, Jan. 24 or sooner if conditions change.

Road Update #2 and Big Creek Photos, 1/23/17

Paul’s Slide has gotten worse, so if you could reach it,  no escorts are being allowed. Here are a number of photos of the Big Creek Slide by Dave Nelson, Thomas Leahy, David Halterman, and Mark Readdie. This is not going to be opened up anytime soon.  This notice below is what Cal Trans sent out, but I heard from a local that a couple people from Esalen got through 35. Only way out for some people.

\”NEW INFO—PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6) HAS WORSENED, NOT PASSABLE/ESCORTABLE TODAY…NEW SLIDES KEEP ROAD CLOSED FROM FULLER’S TO RAGGED POINT

+++CHP CONTINUES WITH NORTHERN CLOSURE OF HWY. 1 AT FULLER’S (PM 42)–EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY ALLOWED THRU ANDERSON CLOSURE–LOCALS WILL BE CITED BY CHP AND NOT ALLOWED TO TURN AROUND+++

State Route 1 CONTINUES closed from Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) to Fuller’s(MON PM 42) due to rock/mudslides in multiple locations.”

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Cal Trans Update,1/23/17

10:45 – Big Creek, photo by Dave Nelson

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Photo by Thomas Leahy of Esalen:

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10:30 am – CORRECTION; NEW INFO—PAUL’S IS NOT PASSABLE/ESCORTABLE UNTIL NOON TODAY* (Ed. Note: Locals only and only going south, if history is any indication, and it might not be.)

10 am – Today’s update is exactly the same as yesterday. Still closed from Fuller’s to Raggeed Point. The escort for locals at Paul’s Slide is still there, but dated for Sunday. One would hope it will continue today until 3 as it did yesterday. But no way to know for sure.

If my coverage has been spotty, I have been sick since Thursday.