2/7/17 Road Update, 10 am

Pix of mud/slide activity at: 1) Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.06) and 3 and 4) Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35), last picture was taken from the south, courtesy of Esalen.

The inclement weather continues to give us various slides at multiple locations, the newest and largest came overnight at Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35)
***NEW INFORMATION***
State Route 1 remains closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and Dolan Pt. (Mon 29.70).
I Motorists may travel north on State Route 1 from Cambria to Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) or south from Carmel to Dolan Point (29.70).
I We are dealing with many challenges/new slide activity, the biggest being at:
o At Cow Cliffs (PM 28.35), where a new slide is still very active and will not be touched until it’s settled. It may take several days to be able to safely open up a lane and be accessible to locals/motorists.
o There is more slide material at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)
o Also more slide material at Mud Creek (PM 8.8). One-way reversing traffic control with flaggers at Mud Creek has been suspended until the highway can be cleared.
I ONLY LOCALS may travel north during DAYTIME HOURS from Ragged Pt. to Limekiln (PM 21.3)

The roadway is not passable, including to locals, between PAUL’S SLIDE (PM 21.6) and COW CLIFFS(PM 28.35).

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our Maintenance, Geotech and Construction crews continue to work collaboratively and diligently, as much as safely possible in response to these rock/mudslides.

Another update will be provided on around tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 8 afternoon, or sooner if conditions change.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Acting Manager
Public Information Office

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~ by bigsurkate on February 7, 2017.

6 Responses to “2/7/17 Road Update, 10 am”

  1. USFS LPF hasn’t reported much of any slide activity this winter..is that by design?

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  2. I don’t think any size net would have caught that giant boulder at Cow Cliffs. Yikes!

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  3. Chrissy, I can’t imagine one that could, true.😉

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  4. Andrew, I don’t think they have any communications systems set up like Cal Trans does – only the dispatch log.

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  5. BSK, one would believe with a majority of NF land being burned they could keep the concerned neighbors informed of winter hazards in those areas as well. All I remember is them addressing the nature of the drought restriction levels over the period and other fire permit guidelines within its borders. Tough to take the operations side seriously while we guess what’s going on in the dark.

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  6. Lots of agencies are working together to keep people informed of possible debris flow issues. I would be surprised if USFS is not one of them – NOAA, NWS, MCOES, to name the most visible.

    bigsurkate

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