|Date:||Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:10 am|
|District:||05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties|
|Contact:||Alexa Bertola or Jim Shivers|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PERIMETER OF HIGHWAY 1 CLOSURE REDUCED/CALTRANS CONTINUES TO PERFORM CLEANUP WHILE ASSESSING PAULS SLIDE.
MONTEREY COUNTY – The perimeter of the overnight closure which occurred on Hwy. 1 from Ragged Point to Palo Colorado Road has been reduced this morning
to Deetjen’s Inn to the northand remains at Ragged Point to the south.
This closure was implemented last night due to rainfall whichexceed the threshold for possible debris flow in the Dolan and Colorado Fire Burn scars after the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for this coastal area of Monterey County.
As of this morning, Caltrans maintenance crews are removing rocks and debris from the highway while engineers assess conditions within the corridor which includes the Paul’s Slide area (MON PM 21.60) which is within the closure area.
Updates on current highway conditions and progress of work will be provided in future updates.