Rain & Road Conditions, 1/11/17

Good morning Again, everyone!
1/11/17
9:00 AM

LOCALS now have access to and from Ragged Pt. to Pitkins (PM 21.3). There is still the residual slide at Mud Creek (PM 8.8) but LOCALS will be allowed around it. Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) is still active and closed. Slide clearing is still being done at Fernwood (PM 47.03)

The below info. remain the same:

To accommodate LOCALS, this morning, January 11, starting at 8 AM and EVERY TWO HOURS thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY through the Fernwood Closure area for up to 15 minutes if conditions allow.

The plan is to have school buses do their usual routes–without having the parents meet the kids on the north side of the closure this afternoon–If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

As for the update TO THE PUBLIC, HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). The hotline recording will remain the same. Another update will be provided this afternoon around 4 pm.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/
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8:00 am from Cal Trans:

Good morning everyone,

Although the slides are still at multiple locations, things are starting to look brighter.

To accommodate LOCALS, this morning, January 11, starting now (at 8 AM) and EVERY TWO HOURS thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY through the Fernwood Closure area for up to 15 minutes if conditions allow.

The plan is to have school buses do their usual routes–without having the parents meet the kids on the north side of the closure this afternoon–If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

As for the update TO THE PUBLIC, HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). The hotline recording will remain the same. Another update will be provided this afternoon around 4 pm.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer

8:00 am – there are 25 incidents reported on CHP website, including a blockage of CVR at Tassajara of the WB lane. Santa Cruz is a mess, and other areas not fairing any better. Be safe out there.

My internet appears to be working today, but just in case it goes on strike again,  please feel free to post your observations, knowledge, and information in the comments section below. Cal Trans said it would TRY to open one lane for locals for 15 minutes every 2 hours starting at 8 am, LOCALS AND EMERGENCY TRAFFIC ONLY! Of course, this would be dependent on weather and slide behavior.

Big Sur River peaked last night higher than Sunday at above 12 feet, I am told.

bigsurkate

~ by bigsurkate on January 11, 2017.

8 Responses to “Rain & Road Conditions, 1/11/17”

  1. A state of emergency was declared at Carmel River Village mound failure so more crews would be able to patch the area with more sandbags. Weather Channel still alerting flash flood warning is issued for burn and surrounding spots.

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  2. Thank you for you dedication to sharing this important information with the Big Sur and wider community! Hope you are well, warm and dry up there on the hill!

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  3. Wondering if it is possible to get to Clear Ridge. Is the bridge by River Inn passable? Can we enter by Sycamore Canyon?

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  4. Yes, Shirley, I am good. REALLY glad to have the satellite internet back today. Yesterday I felt so out of the loop, but apparently Excede was doing maintenance. Now I just have to figure out what I did to my weather station monitor and get it back to monitoring instead of programming. I dug out the book for later. 😉

    bigsurkate

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  5. 3 Peaks Monterey 7 day storm total 28 inch + wow.

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  6. Thank You Kate for All You Do! Any word on locals driving south of Fernwood to Esalen area?

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  7. At this time…Long Ridge Road is impassable due to severe ruts where much of the soil is washed away. Hopefully Norm Cotten or Matt Borek can assist in filling in the canyons…..

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  8. Big Sur Station Rainfall
    4 p.m. on 1/10 until 9 a.m. 0n 1/11 …. 1.36″
    Storm Total (since 1/7) ……………. 10.79″

    The Big Sur River reached a gage height of 12.34′ at 11:30 last night
    That was the high point for the storm
    It is down to 9.54′ as of 9:30 a.m. today.

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