**48-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
TENTATIVE TEMPORARY CLOSURE HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE
Monterey County — Caltrans has received notification from the National Weather Service (NOAA) that a significant storm is in the forecast for the next 48-hours for the areas of Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area.
This advisory is for the public to be ready in the event the roadway needs to close due to a predicted significant storm and allow time for the public to prepare for the closure including stocking up on necessary supplies and making plans.
NOTE: At the 24-hour mark, an updated traffic advisory will be sent, either confirming the full closure or providing additional information. These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately.
Updated Forecast. BIG jump in expected rainfall for Big Sur:
Be prepared, if NOAA issues a “hazardous outlook” statement for Big Sur, Caltrans could be shutting the gates at Paul’s Slide and/or Mud Creek. So far, I have only seen the hazardous outlook statement for SF Bay Area.