Mud Creek article

In the San Jose Mercury News is a very detailed and comprehensive report on the state of the slide and the current work on it, with a series of photos taken by Vern Fischer of the Herald.

You can view it here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/09/big-sur-nearly-a-year-after-massive-mud-creek-slide-project-intensifies/

Here are a couple of the photos showing current cracks:

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(Photo by Vern Fischer)

I have highlighted some new cracks. It is impossible to tell if this is of any significance from a photo, but it would appear the project manager is checking them out, and doesn’t seem to be worried about any imminent threat.

Here is the entrance from the north:

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(Photo by Vern Fischer) (Note, this appears to be an earlier shot as the containers are in this photo and they have since been removed)

And here is the arial view. The red line marks where the road will probably go (my guess), if it doesn’t already, but it could be dropped down to the lower bench, if needed, it looks like.

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Rock Slide blocks all lanes, Highway One

Update – 5:00 pm – the CHP no longer lists this slide on their website.

Per CHP, this is at Radio Point, mm 4.7

Detail Information
4:33 PM 4 [12] CALTRANS
4:16 PM 3 [9] PER DUPE – THEY ADV SR1 IS CLOSED
4:02 PM 2 [2] BLOCKING ALL LNS NEAR A SHARP CORNER
4:02 PM 1 [1] BOULDER IN THE RDWY , 3 FT WIDE
Unit Information

Slide at Grimes Point near Coast Gallery

2:00 pm – this slide has been removed from the CHP website.

This from CHP:

Detail Information
1:13 PM 2 [10] [Notification] [CHP]-CT ADV 2ND CITZ REPORT OF SLIDE AT GRIMES PT – CT PERSONNEL (5151) FOR THE DOT RADIO, TWO CT PESONNEL ENRT ETA 20 MINS
12:25 PM 1 [1] VERY LARGE BOULDERS BLOCKING NB LANE

This is just the beginning, and all motorists should avoid Highway One at night, if at all possible. With all the rain expected by Christmas, we could easily have a longer closure in our future!

Road Closure Update, 1/23/12

Noon – From Cal-Trans:

Cal-Trans official press release says there is no anticipated date of re-opening of the road.

9:30 am – semi-official report: there is no equipment buried under the slide, none of the rock shed is affected, the slide didn’t take out the light, only the wires going to the light, and it is expected that the road will be open in 3-4 days, but still waiting for the geologist’s analysis.

8:30 am – reported by local in comment section below: “Just went for a look, was told by the flagger that the slide has buried part of the rock shed, with much of their equipment, and will probably be closed for at least a couple of days. Also unofficial, but that was at 8:20 this morning.” If all that equipment is buried, it will be more than a couple days!

7:30 am – Per one of my “unofficial” but very reliable sources, the slide occurred just south of the new Rock Shed at Rain Rocks, and took out the light on the southern end of the construction. I have no word from Cal-Trans “official” sources, yet, about how long the closure will last. I suspect I will not get any official word until mid-day or later, as the resident geologist will have to evaluate the situation, then get the word to the PR guys/gals. Will update as soon as I have additional information. BTW, the CHP website no longer shows this closure, but that does not mean it is open.