48 hour notice of potential closure



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.


4 thoughts on “48 hour notice of potential closure

  1. I assume Cal Tran and or the State is trying to avoid possible liability by closing the highway? What about the possible liability of cutting off three public campgrounds, three businesses with rental units and a handful of locals from emergency services? Our only exit to the East will be impassable with high water. —– was that even thought about?

  2. Oh, didn’t you get the memo? No personal or business emergencies allowed during closures. (I am joking, of course) FHL says if the water crossing has to close, they will provide a detour. I am assuming they probably mean the bridge on Miguelito Loop that also went out (along with the Green Bridge) in 1995 when the Carmel River Bridge went out. Fun times.

  3. Kate, I hope Palo Colorado area can make it throught these stronger waves for these next 10 days..

    Plus, are there any future Hwy 1 road closurers for film crews’ activities before New Year’s Day or does it pretty much turn off until Spring?

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