By Zosia Considine at about 1.5-ish miles from Bixby
By Zosia Considine at about 1.5-ish miles from Bixby
From the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce:
This will help expedite your unemployment relief.
After going back and forth with EDD this is going to be the best approach for Big Sur unemployed residents to go through the process. By taking the approach below it will expedite the process, yet will still take 2-3 weeks. Can you send this out to the Big Sur business community?
For claims with the EDD (Economic Development Department), there is a little bit of information EDD requires in order to process your claim. Here is the list of things needed from each individual filling out a claim:
Social Security Number
Last Day of Work
Why you are no longer working?
Additionally, it is important that you indicate that you live in Monterey County and that Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency for your county. The quickest way for you to submit a claim would be to either call the Employment Development Department at (800) 300-5616 or email and forward Jasper Hall, Field Representative in Senator Bill Monning’s office. His email is email@example.com.
Please give me a call if you have any questions or concerns.
Field Representative, Senator William W. Monning
99 Pacific Street, Suite 575F
Monterey, CA 93940
P: (831) 657-6315 | F: (831) 657-6320
These were taken yesterday, Tuesday, 2/21/17 by Jon Zobler:
As per Caltrans, Susana Cruz District 5 PIO , Highway 1 will be open south from Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to San Luis Obispo, to allow for local access and local resupply. Pending confirmation from Caltrans, it is currently anticipated that access will be provided from 12 PM to 5 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017, and from 7 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Access will then be closed until upcoming weekend weather event passes and Caltrans has opportunity to reevaluate road conditions.
· Main concern point is Paul’s Slide location – due to narrow road bed and delicate condition of area, no articulated vehicles, semis, tractor trailers or vehicles in excess of 30’ will be provided access. Small propane and fuel trucks will be allowed access as long as vehicle length is no more than 30’.
· Trucks and high clearance vehicles are recommended for passage on Highway 1 between Big Creek and Ragged Point.
· After this weekend’s weather event passes and Caltrans has been able to re-assess road conditions, next opportunity for access to both local and public traffic on Highway 1 will be evaluated.
· Currently, there is local access from Ragged Point to Big Creek.
Additionally, the CHP has asked that vendors, delivery vehicles, and contractors be able to provide names and addresses of clients so that traffic officers can ensure that these vehicles should be allowed into locals only access areas.
All businesses and residents are encouraged to immediately begin making plans for resupply with vendors and contractors so that they are prepared to take advantage of upcoming access windows once confirmed by Caltrans.
NOTE; UNTIL FRIDAY AT NOON, OR OTHERWISE ADVISED, SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).
While an unusual format for us, it is the best option given the circumstances.
Attached is the most current agenda. Note that the call in and log in information has been updated, so it is important to resend this in the event you already sent it.
Download the Word document here: cpoa-meeting-agenda
PDF document can be found here: cpoa-meeting
SR-1 FULL CLOSURE CONTINUES–RAGGED PT (SLO PM 72.87) TO JUST SOUTH OF PALO COLORADO (PM 61.5).
*IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS BRIDGE ASSESSMENT FINDINGS/BIG SUR COAST PLANS:
· A BRIDGE INSPECTION WAS MADE YESTERDAY, TUESDAY, FEB. 21. THE BRIDGE HAS MOVED SEVERAL FEET SINCE SATURDAY, FEB. 11, AND IS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR—The bridge will not re-open to anyone—DUE TO EXTREME SAFETY CONCERNS AND THE BRIDGE’S DYNAMIC INSTABILITY, EVERYONE needs to STAY CLEAR and not get within 100 feet of either side of the bridge. This closure will be enforced.
· Drilling is scheduled to begin, weather permitting, either Thursday or Friday for approximately two weeks. Caltrans geotechnical and bridge experts from around the state are working as quickly as possible toward the bridge replacement. Drilling investigation findings are targeted for March 17.
· On the maintenance side, with a couple of days of dry weather our goal is to make progress with the slides to regain as much access from the south as possible. We are also working to keep the roadway passable from the north to just north of the Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge. Yesterday was no exception when multiple slides were cleared up and one lane opened at River Inn and at a recurring slide just south of Hurricane Pt (PM 57)—which is still active today but we have several pieces of equipment keeping it passable.
*BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN*
Locals may travel in a truck, daytime only:
1) between Ragged. Pt. and Big Creek Bridge and
2) between just north of Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge and Carmel.
Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided around mid-morning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23.
NOTE: For information on emergency services for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at email@example.com or via phone at (831) 796-3092.
Photos and descriptions provided by Scott Moffat. Thank you, Scott!
“I wanted to share these photos of the condition of the North Coast Ridge Road as of Tuesday morning. The slide is on the Northern exposure of the Post Creek drainage. Just past Bill Burleigh’s driveway but still before the corner in the road at the back of the canyon.”
Looking up the NCRR under one of the trees that fell uphill across the road once the slide eroded its roots footing.
Looking down the NCRR from on top of the pile of mud and trees brought down by the slide.
Looking up from what used to be the NCRR at the area of land that came down on top of and in many parts took out the road.
Looking down at the slide as it continued past and through the NCRR into the creek.
Same slide from across the canyon.
As of 10 pm Tuesday night, Highway One is closed from Ragged Point on the south to just south of Palo Colorado Canyon. Cal Trans was successful in opening one lane by River Inn.
Per CHP as of 6:58 am, “…MM 57 IS COMPLETELY BLOCKED / STILL ACTIVELY SLIDING”.
8:02 am, “COUNTY ASKED … TO MOVE THE SLIDE TO JNO PALO COLORADO – TO BLOCK ACCESS TO PALO COLORADO”.
8:32 am (reports of lines down), “D5 WITH CALTRANS SUPERVISOR FOR BRIDGE DETAIL / REQ TO SEE IF LINES DOWN IN BIG SUR IF CREW CAN COME UP FRM BIG SUR OR IF THEY NEED TO GO FRM THE NORTH TO SOUTH TO CLEAR IT”.
9:12 am, “PATH CLEARED AT MM 57 AND WILL BE WORKING IN THAT AREA ALL DAY AND WILL BE LETTING VEHS THRU”.
Photo taken yesterday by Kodiak Greenwood.
From Monterey County Weekly here:
“The bridge is beyond repair,” says Caltrans spokeswoman Susana Cruz, based on a Feb. 21 structural assessment. “The time frame for a new bridge is unknown. We have a couple of days of dry weather, which will help us.”
Numerous cracks were found in the support column on Feb. 11 as a mudslide under the bridge shifted the concrete base.
Cruz estimates a replacement could take upward of a year—a long isolation for some 435 residents who live south of Pfeiffer Canyon, as well as dozens of restaurants and businesses. Access is also closed on Highway 1 to the south of Big Sur due to slides, and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road—the only east-west paved access—is also currently closed.
“The county is working on options,” Monterey County spokesperson Maia Carroll says. The county’s goal is to do a resupply within a couple of weeks.
So far, a medevac helicopter has been set up to transport Big Sur patients in case of medical emergencies.