Highway One to close at Mud Creek & Paul’s Slide

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.



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.

5 thoughts on “Highway One to close at Mud Creek & Paul’s Slide

  1. I’m hearing thru the grapevine that the flaggers at Pauls are locking the gates when they leave tonight at 7pm.

  2. This is the “official” word: #Hwy1 #BigSur Update: confirmed the road will CLOSE between Paul’s Slide (Mile Marker 21.6) & Mud Creek (MM 8.9) tomorrow, 11/28 mid-morning due to approaching storm. We’ll post another update when it actually shuts down then a final one when Hwy. 1 reopens.

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  3. I’m spending the next few nights here in near the school so I don’t have to worry about the drive to/from my home in Cambria. Almost all of our parents have indicated that they will be keeping their kids home while those 2 areas are closed. We only have 4 students who don’t live on the opposite side of the slide from the school and 3 of the 4 will be kept home due to potentially hazardous, unreliable travel on long sections of mountain dirt roads. We’ll need to file for Emergency Closure excused absences with CDE, probably for the entire week. We only know of 1 student who will be here tomorrow. Here we go again…..

  4. It has certainly been harder than most of the years past, but this school has been through it before, and is probably the only one in the state who is as well equipped to handle it as you are. Hang in there, Suzi!

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