Storm Update & Road Closure
3 pm – per Cal-Trans Highway One will be closed from Gorda south to Ragged Point from 5 pm tonight until tomorrow morning.
Noon Update from Cal Trans:
We are working hard towards re-opening the highway. At this time we are in the process of slide clean up and removal throughout the entire area. As it stands right now the highway is accessible to emergency vehicles only and we are hoping to re-open later this afternoon.
Current closure is from Esalen on the north and Ragged point on the south.
Greg DeAlba Jr.
Willow Springs Maintenance
(805) 459-7461 Cell
(805) 927-4243 Office
(805) 927-3493 Fax
EMERGENCY Satellite 888-254-5775
SIG ALERT — Highway 1 is closed from Ragged Point in north coastal San Luis Obispo County (Mile Marker 72) to the Coast Gallery in Monterey County (Mile Marker 42) due to multiple rock/mud slides. Crews are on site assessing damage and initiating cleanup. Alternate routes into Big Sur and Ragged Point are Highways 68, 101 and 46.
There is no estimated time of opening.
Stay tuned for updates as conditions develop.
7:30 am – This is the slide I wrote about last night at Big Creek and of which I have a few pictures. One is down below, and those of the damaged car that escaped is coming. Note the road is closed at least until mid day. Two vehicles got stuck in the slide and a third made it to Lucia with major damage, including a missing drivers side window with rocks coming into the back seat. Pics not loading. I’ll add later.
7:25 AM 10  VEHS AT BIG CREEK
7:23 AM 9  [Notification] [CHP]-CTRANS INQ IF ANYONE 28 SR1/BIG CREEK 2 VEH’S 1124 STUCK IN SLIDES, CTRANS NEEDS VEH’S REMOVED SO THEY CAN CLEAR RDWY / BLK TOYT AND GRY FORD ESCAPE BOTH 1124
5:47 AM 8  PER CTRANS – WILL BE CLOSED AT MIN THRU MID DAY
10:04 PM 7  1039 ENTAC
10:01 PM 6  [Notification] [CHP]-CALTRANS RECALLED WITH UPDATED INFO – SR1 CLOSED BTWN MM 10.1 TO MM 42
9:37 PM 5  AT BIXBY BRIDGE MM 28.09 TO FALLERS PT MM 42.15
9:36 PM 4  PER CALTRANS PUBLIC AFFAIRS – RDWY CLOSED ON SR1
9:30 PM 3  SIG ALERT SENT
9:29 PM 2  SB 1 IS NOW CLOSED AT MPM 48
9:29 PM 1  NB 1 IS NOW CLOSED AT MPM 10
9:29 PM 2 Unit Assigned
9:29 PM 1 Unit At Scene
All photos by Brendon Shave.