Posted by: Stan Russell | December 24, 2012

Highway 1 Update 11:50 AM, 12/24/12

Today’s Date: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:50 am
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*Update #1*
HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF BIG SUR IS CLOSED AT PARTINGTON RIDGE AND LUCIA DUE TO ROCK SLIDE; ROADWAY OPEN AT RAGGED POINT

MONTEREY COUNTY – Highway 1 is CLOSED seven miles south of Big Sur due to rock slide that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 23 at about 5 pm.

The highway is shut down at Partington Ridge Road (Mile Marker 39) and at Lucia (Mile Marker 23). There is no estimated time of opening. Crews are working to assess damage and clear the roadway.

The rock slide south of Gorda at Mile Marker 7 has been cleared so there is NO closure at Ragged Point in SLO County.

Businesses in the northern Big Sur community south to Cambria remain open and alternate routes for motorists are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

Message signs have been activated to advise motorists. Updates will be issued as conditions develop.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/ or contact Caltrans Public Affairs at 805-549-3318.

Photo by Mike Gilson
To see more images of the rockslide at Partington Ridge see the post of images below.

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