Note from bigsurkate: We are in the bull’s eye for a storm to begin somewhere around 5 am tomorrow morning, which will last for 2 days, and then a second on Saturday, so expect the closure to last for a few day, and perhaps until Sunday. That’s not official, that is my opinion, based on what I have observed.
24-HOUR TRAFFIC ADVISORY**
OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE HIGHWAY 1 AT MUD CREEK/PAUL’S SLIDE
Monterey County — Caltrans has received confirmation from the National Weather Service (NOAA) that a significant storm is in the forecast to begin in approximately the next 24-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 to inform the public to be prepared for closure of the roadway tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28 mid-morning due to a significant storm. A final notice will be sent when the roadway closes. Caltrans will have our Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during daylight hours when the storm ends and it is safe to be onsite again.
The gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed. No one, including Emergency Services or Caltrans employees will be allowed access until a proper assessment can be made and any necessary cleanup has been completed.
NOTE: These advisories apply only to the Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide areas with each closure being treated separately–both locations will close tomorrow, Nov. 28. Please stand by for additional information within the next 24 hours.