Posted by: Stan Russell | January 12, 2017

Slide near Esalen Institute

Hello Big Sur!

Dawn Fielding from Esalen has supplied us with a photo of the slide near Esalen. As you can see they have cleared enough to get around the slide but still need to clear the roadway and stabilize the hillside.

Regards,
Stan Russell

CALTRANS UPDATE

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.

Next update tomorrow , Friday, January 13, in the morning

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 11, 2017

HWY 1 CLOSURE UPDATE 1/11/17 3:00 PM

CALTRANS
12/11/17
3:00 PM

Good afternoon everyone,

Update to the Public and Locals:

Thankfully, the slide at Fernwood (PM 47.03) has been cleared and Hwy. 1 at this location will open as of 4 pm. As of 5 pm this evening, January 11, the closure will be re-located down to Fuller’s (PM 42.2). Motorists can get from Carmel down past Big Sur to Fuller’s where there is more slide activity—much of this progress also depends on rain received tonight and tomorrow.

LOCAL RESIDENTS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND EMPLOYEES will be allowed access from Fuller’s (PM 42.2) to Lucia (PM 23), as long as conditions allow.

School buses will continue with their usual routes–without having the parents meet the kids on the north side of the closure this afternoon–If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

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 Fuller’s (MON PM 42.2). The hotline recording will be updated to reflect the changes. Another update will be provided tomorrow morning.

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

P.S. The photos are of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6).

Good morning Again, everyone, frequent updates today!

FOR LOCALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ONLY, this morning, January 11, CONTINUING at 10 AM and EVERY 30 MINUTES thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY through the Fernwood Closure area (PM 47.03)

The below info. remains the same:

The plan is to have school buses do their usual routes–without having the parents meet the kids on the north side of the closure this afternoon–If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

LOCALS now have access to and from Ragged Pt. to Pitkins (PM 21.3). There is still the residual slide at Mud Creek (PM 8.8) but LOCALS will be allowed around it. Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) is still active and closed. Slide clearing is still being done at Fernwood (PM 47.03)

As for the update TO THE PUBLIC, HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). The hotline recording will be updated to reflect the more frequent traffic flow. Another update will be provided this afternoon around 3 pm.

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer/

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 11, 2017

Locals now have access to and from Ragged Point to Pitkins

Good morning Again, everyone!
1/11/17
9:00 AM

LOCALS now have access to and from Ragged Pt. to Pitkins (PM 21.3). There is still the residual slide at Mud Creek (PM 8.8) but LOCALS will be allowed around it. Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) is still active and closed. Slide clearing is still being done at Fernwood (PM 47.03)

The below info. remain the same:

To accommodate LOCALS, this morning, January 11, starting at 8 AM and EVERY TWO HOURS thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY through the Fernwood Closure area for up to 15 minutes if conditions allow.

The plan is to have school buses do their usual routes–without having the parents meet the kids on the north side of the closure this afternoon–If anything changes, we’ll let you know.

As for the update TO THE PUBLIC, HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). The hotline recording will remain the same. Another update will be provided this afternoon around 4 pm.

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 10, 2017

LOCALS TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 1

Hello Big Sur!1/10/17
5:45PM

To accommodate locals, tomorrow morning, January 11, at 8 AM and every two hours thereafter Caltrans is going to accommodate LOCAL traffic only through the Fernwood closure area for up to 15 minutes if conditions allow.

Regards,
Stan Russell
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Posted by: Stan Russell | January 10, 2017

AFTERNOON UPDATE—LIMITED TIME AND ACCESS FROM LUCIA TO FERNWOOD

AFTERNOON UPDATE
1/10/17, 2:50 PM
LIMITED TIME AND ACCESS FROM LUCIA TO FERNWOOD–THIS IS ONLY FOR LOCALS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND VISITORS WISHING TO LEAVE THE BIG SUR AREA!!!

AT 3:30 PM AND 4:30 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL OPEN ONE LANE TO ALLOW NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO EXIT FROM LUCIA PAST FERNWOOD.

AT 4 PM AND 5:00 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL OPEN ONE LANE TO ALLOW SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO ENTER FROM FERNWOOD TO LUCIA…LOCALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.

AT 5:30 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL CLOSE AGAIN INDEFINITELY TO WORK ON CLEARING THE ACTIVE SLIDES CHP will be onsite overnight at Fernwood to assist with traffic control.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.

As for the update TO THE PUBLIC,
HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). Emergency vehicles and locals can get from south of Mud Creek (south of PM 8.8) to Ragged Point.SOUTHBOUND ONLY. Locals in between Fuller’s (PM 42) and Fernwood (PM 47.03) can move between those five miles only. Hotline recording will be updated to show the TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ACCESS N/B AND S/B AT FERWOOD BETWEEN 3:30 PM AND 5 PM DETAILED ABOVE. Another update will be provided around tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 11.

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 10, 2017

NOON UPDATE: LIMITED TIME AND ACCESS FROM VENTANA TO FERNWOOD…

CALTRANS UPDATE
1/10/17
12:15 PM

LIMITED TIME AND ACCESS FROM VENTANA TO FERNWOOD–THIS IS ONLY FOR LOCALS, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND VISITORS WISHING TO LEAVE THE BIG SUR AREA!!!

AT 1 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL OPEN ONE LANE TO ALLOW NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO EXIT FROM FULLERS PAST FERNWOOD.

AT 1:30 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL OPEN ONE LANE TO ALLOW SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO ENTER FROM FERNWOOD TO FULLERS…LOCALS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES.

AT 2:00 PM:
HWY. 1 WILL CLOSE AGAIN INDEFINATELY TO WORK ON CLEARING THE ACTIVE SLIDES…THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.

FYI–The pictures are from Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) and Mud Creek (PM 8.8) and show what we were dealing with THIS MORNING, hence why the road needs to remain closed at the southern portion of Hwy. 1 to Ragged Point.

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS CLOSED
As for the update HWY. 1 STILL REMAINS CLOSED from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). Emergency vehicles and locals can get from south of Mud Creek (south of PM 8.8) to Ragged Point.SOUTHBOUND ONLY. Locals in between Fuller’s (PM 42) and Fernwood (PM 47.03) can move between those five miles only. Hotline recording will be updated to show the ONE HOUR TRAFFIC ACCESS N/B AND S/B AT FERWOOD BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM DETAILED ABOVE. Another update will be provided around 4 PM today.

Posted by: Stan Russell | January 10, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 REMAINS CLOSED FROM RAGGED POINT TO FERNWOOD

CALTRANS

Good morning everyone,

So the pictures below are from Fernwood (PM 47) and show what we were dealing with yesterday, basically we got enough room open for emergency vehicles to get through. All the trees in the slide damned everything up so we left it and will start removing it today. It was still pretty active dropping a 100 plus yards of material while we were there, so it might be somewhat of a slow process.

As for the update, Hwy. 1 still remains closed from Ragged Pt. (SLO PM 72.87) to Fernwood (MON PM 47.03). Emergency vehicles and locals can get from Treebones (PM 11.11) to Ragged Point…SOUTHBOUND ONLY. Locals in between Fuller’s (PM 42) and Fernwood (PM 47.03) can move between those five miles only. Hotline recording will remain the same. Another update will be provided around noontime today.

From Caltrans1/9/17
3:40 PM

Caltrans has announced Highway 1 will remain closed overnight. The closure is between Fernwood Resort (MM47.3) to Ragged Point (SLO-1 MM72.9).

(Sig Alert update SLO-1-72.9-MON-1-47.3) SR-1 Ragged Point to Fernwood remains closed overnight. CHP manning Fernwood. Emergency vehicles ok @ Ragged Point

Trees and downed power lines blocking Highway 1 at Fernwood.

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