Northern Closure of Highway 1 in Big Sur moved South to Deetjen’s

Date:Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 11:20 a.m.
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138      (805) 549-3237





MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – The limit of the northern closure of Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast has been moved south today to just south of Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn.

Crews continue to respond to multiple active slides within the closure area today.

The gates at Paul’s Slide (PM 22), are closed and will remain closed 24-hours a day.

Caltrans will continue to take advantage of any break in inclement weather to assess road conditions and provide access as long as the conditions are favorable for public travel.

Travelers from the south will encounter a closure on Highway 1 at the elephant seal viewing area, four miles north of San Simeon. A significant slide, one mile south of Ragged Point, extends over both lanes of travel. As a result, the highway is impassible at this location and is expected to restrict access to Ragged Point from the south for several weeks.

Road information and updates can also be found on Caltrans District 5 Social Media platforms: Twitter at: @CaltransD5, Facebook at: Caltrans Central Coast (District 5) and Instagram at: Caltrans_D5.

Our crews deserve to get home safely too.

Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.

Storm Watch, 1/11/23

From Wendy Root Askew (Board of Supervisors, MoCo) there is a real possibility that the Monterey Peninsula may become an island from Thursday thru Sunday, due to the flooding of the Salinas River t

Advisory: Evacuation Warnings upgraded to Evacuation Orders for areas of the Salinas River Effective Immediately Until Further Notice | Adverten …

Dear Nixle User,The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office upgraded Evacuation Warnings to Evacuation Orders for residents in the low-lying areas of Salinas River due to flooding effective immediately and until further notice. The Evacuation Order now includes the following areas of the Salinas River: North of Highway 68 to the Pacific Ocean If you are in an Evacuation Order Zone quickly & calmly evacuate. Check with your neighbors to ensure they have been made aware of this alert. Monitor local media, social media, & Nixle alerts for updates. Call 211 for information. Call 9-1-1 only if you have a life-threatening emergency. If you need animal sheltering, call the SPCA at 831-373-2631. For the SPCA after hours line call 831-646-5534 Emergency Shelters and Temporary Evacuation Point locations can be found on the Evacuation Map or by calling 211. View Evacuation Map:

From KION:

Update Jan. 11, 2022, at 3:53 p.m.– The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said they have closed the bridge west of Gonzales due to flooding from the Salinas River.

They announced that due to high water flow the Gonzales River Road bridge near River Road is now closed.

Posted by Salinas Police Department

9:30 am — sorry for the late watch, but I had to take care of a few chores this am, and then check on things around our area. We seem to be in a lull today, and expecting a break tomorrow before we get hit with the next Atmospheric River on Friday into Saturday. We are “only” (and I have to laugh at this) predicted to get 5” for this one down here, but NoCal is predicted to get upwards of 15: in some areas. I canceled appts for this week and next, but trying to reschedule my doctors appt. Keep up with the rapid changes during this time, and keep track of your neighbors who might need help.