The March, 2011 Rocky Creek slide still under repair
At 9:30 tonight Caltrans shut Highway One down from “4 miles south of Big Sur” (apparently between Deetjen’s and the Coast Gallery) all the way to Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County “due to flooding.” That’s about 50 miles of highway closed and there is “no estimated time to reopen.” We don’t know where the “flood” is, or if this is just shorthand for lots of rocks and slides, but this is probably a good night to stay off the roads in the areas hardest hit by today’s storm.
10:45pm Update: Big Sur Kate is reporting that the cause of the closure is a slide at Rain Rocks (between Lucia and Limekiln Creek).
8:00am December 3 Update: The Highway appears to have been reopened.
Thank you Xasauan for the update. We knew that with a storm of that intensity, there were going to be problems with the road. Nice to have you posting again.