Posted by: Stan Russell | February 25, 2017

HURRICANE POINT SLIDE UPDATE 2/25/17

Hello Big Sur!

From CHP that was on duty at Hurricane Point last night, February 25:

The officers last night encountered another slide covering both lanes near MM 57 and advised the roadway was impassable. One lane was cleared this morning and it is now passable and locals are allowed to get through.

They also noted near mile MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway. See photos below.

There is also a guard rail in the same vicinity that is compromised (second picture). Apparently, there is a house down below and to the right of the guard rail.

For reference, CHP is still on fixed post on SR-1, just south of Palo Colorado (MM 61) so this new slide is just a few miles south of their location.


New slide at Hurricane Point at MM 57 – It is now cleared to one lane


Guardrail in the same vicinity.


MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.
MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.
MM 57.59 the shoulder is giving way and there are multiple cracks in the roadway.

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Responses

  1. Hi there,
    I am a not a permanent resident in Big Sur but my family has a cabin between Lucia and Ragged Point. Is it possible for property owning visitors to pass through on the One? Thank you. I really appreciate this blog.

    • Yes, being a property owner is considered being a local. Please bring documentation of some sort. Also, be aware it looks like there is going to be a hard closure at Paul’s slide and it will be closed for at least two weeks. If you cabin is south of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road you should be fine (if you’re coming that way, which at this point is the only way. Also note, N-F will have limited access starting Monday, February 27 while they work on the road. It will be open during the time Caltrans takes a lunch break and then from the time they stop work in the evening until they begin again in the morning. So, I think that’s 5PM – 7AM but check on this.

      • Yes, we are south of Nacimiento Road, near Willow Creek. I will be coming from the Bay Area though. If I come from the North, I can connect to Nacimiento Road from the 101 during the open times you mentioned and be fine, no?

        Thank you.

  2. Here’s the info we posted regarding N-F road with a link to the full press release:

    This closure begins Monday morning February 27, 2017. The road will be open and closed during the following times:

    o Open from 6:00 pm – 07:00 am and from 11:30 am – 12:00 noon. The road will also be open on Sundays.

    o Closed 7:00 am – 11:30 am and from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm. Monday through Saturday.

    https://blogbigsur.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/nacimiento-fergusson-road-construction-to-begin-2272017/

  3. We have a reservation at Glen Oaks Big Sur in about two weeks. Should we be concerned? Would we be allowed through? Thanks in advance.

    • Keep an eye on this blog. I hope Highway 1 will be open by then. We have good weather ahead and this will help the efforts to get ahead of the mudslides.

  4. Hello! I’m reading through a lot of info, and trying to determine if Big Sur is completely cut off at the moment. I’ve got a reservation at Ripplewood on Thursday, and trying to figure out if it’s even possible to access from Monterey. Hope everyone is OK!

    • In terms of the Highway, tourists cannot go south of Palo Colorado Canyon, which is about 10 miles south of Carmel. We haven’t heard from Caltrans if the road will be open by Thursday. We will post information as we get it and hopefully Highway 1 will be open by Thursday but we don’t know either way right now.

      • Thank you, I do appreciate it!


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