Posted by: Stan Russell | February 15, 2017

*INTERIM UPDATED INFORMATION – MORNING ACCESS ALLOWED, AFTERNOON ACCESS PENDING BRIDGE INSPECTION AT 1 PM *

*INTERIM UPDATED INFORMATION—

MORNING ACCESS ALLOWED, AFTERNOON ACCESS PENDING BRIDGE INSPECTION AT 1 PM *

THIS MORNING’S BRIDGE INSPECTION SHOWED MOVEMENT AND GROWTH IN FRACTURES, BUT VEHICLE/PEDESTRIAN ACCESS HAS BEEN ALLOWED, STARTING AT 10 AM THIS MORNING. HOWEVER, TRAFFIC FLOW WILL CEASE AND ANOTHER BRIDGE INSPECTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1 PM—THE AFTERNOON SESSION (2-5PM) WILL DEPEND ON THE FINDINGS… ANOTHER UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED AROUND 2PM TODAY…THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

VEHICLES MAY BE ALLOWED TO CROSS PFEIFFER CYN BRIDGE, ONE VEHICLE AT A TIME, ESCORTED BY CHP, FROM EITHER DIRECTION FOR TWO SESSIONS: 1) 10 AM TO 1 PM AND 2) 2 PM TO 5 PM. THERE IS A 20-TON LIMIT. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WILL ALSO CONTINUE. THIS IS SOLELY DEPENDENT UPON THE RESULTS OF THE BRIDGE SURVEY/ASSESSMENT TO TAKE PLACE AT 1PM ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15…EXPECT THE ‘GO AHEAD’ OR ‘CEASE OPERATIONS’ UPDATE AROUND 2PM.* NOTE: THESE PROVISIONS ARE FOR CRITICAL AND NECESSARY TRIPS, ON THIS DAY ONLY.

State Route 1 continues to be closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge(PM 45.5).

Motorists may travel north on State Route 1 from Cambria to Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) or south from Carmel to Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge (PM 45.5)

The roadway is not passable between Ragged Pt (SLO 72.87) and Dolan Pt (PM 29.70) or to vehicles at Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge (PM 45.5)

*AN ADDITIONAL SLIDE OCCURRED THIS MORNING SOUTH OF LIMEKILN (PM 20)…LOCALS MAY TRAVEL BETWEEN RAGGED PT. AND NACIMIENTO FERGUSSON (PM 18.90)—WHICH WILL CLOSE AT 5 PM.

*IMPORTANT NOTE TO LOCALS: ANOTHER STORM IS ANTICIPATED THIS THURSDAY, FEB. 16. DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE WILL FULLY CLOSE, INCLUDING TO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, FOR THE DURATION OF THE RAIN.

*BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN*

Another update will be provided AT 2 PM TODAY, Wednesday, February 15.

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