Highway 1 Closure

SUNDAY UPDATE (9 am): #Hwy1 remains CLOSED in both directions from #RaggedPoint to south of #BigSur. Caltrans geo-tech engineers are assessing damage before cleanup. There is no estimated time of reopening. #Hwy1 is OPEN between #Carmel and Big Sur.

The first 3 photos are of Cow Cliffs, just north of Big Creek.

Big Sur/South Coast predictions

This is also supported in
high res model hourly precip rates, which highlights the Santa
Lucias as receiving the highest rain rates of up to 0.5-0.6 inches
per hour between 8 am to 5 pm. Weather Prediction Center has also
highlighted the Central Coast south of Monterey Bay as an area
for marginal risk of excessive rainfall today. The aforementioned
forecasted hourly rates are below burn scar debris flow
thresholds, but will continue to monitor closely throughout the
day today. A slight risk for minor localized flooding exists
today, however, especially along HWY 1.
In total for the weekend, projected storm total rainfall
amounts have increased slightly for the Santa Lucias, which are
expected to receive anywhere from 2-5", with locally up to 5.5" at
highest peaks. 

And another one … rain storm, that is.

It begins to come in from the south this evening, and then through the weekend, Heads up, and find a safe place to be.

Rainfall totals favor coastal mountains with the Santa Lucias of
Monterey Co on track to see the most rain from this system, with 2-5
inches expected through the weekend.

As of Saturday morning, new predictions are:

In total for the weekend, projected storm total rainfall
amounts have increased slightly for the Santa Lucias, which are
expected to receive anywhere from 2-5", with locally up to 5.5" at
highest peaks. NBM probabilities indicate a 60-70% chance of the
Santa Lucias getting more than 5 inches of rain through Sunday
evening. 

Cal Trans is clearing Highway 1 at night?

If this is true, it will be a first. Cal Trans hasn’t gone out after dark in 40 years I suspect it is an error, and earlier (around sunset) there was a post on the SLO Co chp that said ”rocks, dirt, and mud” at Ragged Point. (That has since disappeared) That is rarely the case. It is usually that the road is closed at Ragged Point due to rocks, mud, and dirt further up some where. BTW, that last entry re 27-S6 getting ahold of 27-12? That was on the SLO chp entry as well before it disappeared. If anyone can solve this mystery, I would love to know.

Apparently it is true. A local saw two plow trucks plowing at 7 pm. I hope no one gets hurt.

Incident:

 00289 Type:

 Traffic Hazard Location:

 Sr1 Loc Desc:

 SR1 AT RAGGED POINT Lat/Lon:

 35.781045 -121.329571 

Detail Information
8:03 PM7[24] A27-012 CALTARNS CREW F/WILLOW SRPINGS WILL HEAD NORTH TO ANDERSON TO CYN NB LN [Shared]
7:38 PM6[21] A27-012 NB 1 JSO LIME KILN A FEW BEACH BALLS SIZE OF ROCKS IN RDWY [Shared]
7:27 PM5[20] [CHP] has closed their incident [221201SL00133]
7:18 PM4[18] CONT SOUTH ADDITIONAL ROCKS IN RDWY [Shared]
7:17 PM3[17] 1124 AND 1126 VEH AND 1126 VEH HAS 3A ENRT [Shared]
7:17 PM2[16] AT LIME CREEK ROCKS IN THE RDWY [Shared]
6:20 PM1[12] 1039 27-S6 WILL GET A HOLD OF 27-12 [Shared]

This is what San Luis chip looked like around 5:30 or maybe 6.