Chimney Slide Update, 3/14/18

Noon – as predicted, Cal Trans was able to get this open by noon. It is, however, raining this afternoon, and predicted to continue tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, so no telling when it will close again, but it wouldn’t surprise me to find out it closes for overnight tonight, or at least in the morning, depending on rain amounts, of course. But be a Girl/Boy Scout and be prepared. (Note added later – rain did NOT stick around all afternoon, so problems may not manifest until tomorrow or later.)

9:20 am –

Chimney trickled down through the night but it wasn’t a significant amount. The pavement is in pretty bad shape and they are cleaning up and repairing the road surface this morning. The road is estimated to be open by noon today.

Paul’s slide has minimal material coming down and looks good at this point.

With that being said, more rain is on the way and I will keep you posted as I am updated.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer

Note: My son is trying to make it to work at the Hermitage, north of the Chimney Slide and Paul’s Slide. If he gets through, I expect a report in about 1 and 1/2 hours.

~ by bigsurkate on March 14, 2018.

2 Responses to “Chimney Slide Update, 3/14/18”

  1. Hi Kate – Your website was an invaluable resource during our stay here. Thank you. We were able to drive from Tree Bones to Big Sur at 12:15 p.m. today with no problems. Thought we would let you know it’s open.


  2. Yes, it opened at noon, and I updated the post to reflect that. Glad you enjoyed your stay and found my blog useful.


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