Supply convoy tomorrow, Friday Jan 13

Date:Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 6:45 p.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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE #14

HIGHWAY 1 CONVOY RESUPPLY RUNS SET FOR FRIDAY JAN. 13

MONTEREY / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – In order to allow for access in and out of the closure area on Highway 1 for resupply runs ahead of another storm this weekend, Caltrans will be running a limited convoy operation on Friday, Jan. 13.

This is limited access to allow for resupplies during this window of milder weather before a more intense storm passes over the region this weekend.

The convoy schedule is listed below. These times are based on estimated travel given the road conditions and may change if road conditions change.

Caltrans and contracted crews will suspend all work operations on the highway in order to facilitate the safe and timely passage of the convoys.

The weather forecast is for light rain on Friday. Road conditions may change as result of the weather and may alter or suspend this convoy operation.

Local residents should wait in their driveways for the convoy to pass in the respective direction they wish to travel.

Convoy Schedule for Friday Jan. 13, 2023

•Convoy will depart from Ragged Point and head north at 8 am and arrive just south of Deetjen’s Inn at approximately 9:30 am.

•Convoy will depart from just south of Deetjen’s Inn at 10 am to arrive at Ragged Point at approximately 11:30 am.

•Convoy will depart from Ragged Point at 12 noon and arrive just south of Deetjen’s Inn at approximately 1:30 pm.

•Convoy will depart from just south of Deetjen’s Inn at 3 pm and arrive at Ragged Point at approximately 4:40 pm.

Highway 1 will remain closed at Polar Star.

Our crews deserve to get home safely too.

Drive slowly and carefully in work zones.

Storm Watch, 1/12/23

This is a photo of the Salinas River in the 1995 floods. It might help those of you having trouble envisioning how the bridges and low lying areas might be affected tonight and through the weekend, depending on how much rain we get.

10:30 am – From Wendy Root Askew, Board of Supervisors just now: “

Newest NOAA update from this morning. Showing that the Salinas River enters flood stage at Spreckles Thursday at about 9pm. However the max flow continues to trend down which will reduce extent of flooding.

Our County Office of Emergency Services team is reviewing new data now and we will continue to provide updates as conditions continue to change.

Please remember that we are all doing our best to navigate dynamic conditions and predict the future with the intent of keeping everyone safe and allowing time to get prepared.”

Today is restock my inside firewood day, so won’t be online as much for a while this morning. Highway One is still closed per the chp website this am:

6:43 AM33[33] ^SR1 FROM ELEPHANT SEAL VISTA (SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY) TO SOUTH OF DEETJEN’S BIG SUR INN (MPM 42.2/MONTEREY COUNTY) / SLIDES / NO E

MCSO is warning of the Salinas River flooding probability by about noon today and continuing thru Sunday, with a strong possibility of making the Monterey Peninsula an island. MCSO suggests you follow them on social media (FB and twitter) for updates throughout the day. The evacuation map is below. One can also check the MoCo storm update website here: https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/incidents/2023-winter-storm-atmospheric-river