Rain & Road Conditions

5:30 am – Highway One still closed to through traffic. Numerous other roads closed in Monterey County, San Benito County, Santa Cruz County, and Santa Clara County. Fortunately, we will get a few days to dry off before the next rounds begin next week, after this morning’s rain subsides.

~ by bigsurkate on January 12, 2017.

6 Responses to “Rain & Road Conditions”

  1. is the closure still north of Fernwood or only from fullers to ragged point?

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  2. Power out as of 8:59 am. 1 mile south Salmon Creek.
    Generators are now our best friend.

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  3. Feels and looks like conditions are ripe for snow on the ridges.

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  4. Kate’s internet is down again. Here is a comment from her regarding Palo Colorado Canyon:

    3 pm – I am getting reports of some nasty problems up Palo Colorado Canyon at 3 miles and at the Hoist. My internet is again extremely intermittent, so having difficulty following up on this and getting further information. As soon as I get something definitive, I will email it to Luke so he can post for me.

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  5. Another update from Kate:

    Also, please add that there is a slide near Esalen, but locals can get past it on the shoulder, I understand.

    3:00 PM 12 January 2017

    Here’s the latest from Caltrans.

    Good afternoon everyone,

    Thank you for your patience in receiving our updates; cell phone reception was very difficult today.

    Update to the Public and Locals:

    The northern closure continues at Grimes Canyon (PM 42.0). The southern closure remains at Ragged Pt. (SLO, PM 72.87)

    LOCAL RESIDENTS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND EMPLOYEES will be allowed access from Grimes Canyon (PM 42) to Lucia (PM 23), as long as conditions allow.

    LOCALS now have access to and from Ragged Pt. to Pitkins (PM 21.3). There are still multiple slides between Mud Creek (PM 8.8) and Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6).
    but LOCALS needing access will be allowed in between.

    So the update to the PUBLIC is: HWY. 1 REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Grimes Canyon (MON PM 42). The hotline recording will be refreshed to reflect the changes. Another update will be provided tomorrow morning, soon after 9 am.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be safe out there.

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  6. Would be, IF there were precipitation expected.

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