Mar 28, 2011 12:08 PM by Bethany Tucker, KSBY News

Crews working to reopen Hwy 1 at Alder Creek after mudslide

A third mudslide shuts down Highway 1 in Monterey County.

Caltrans says Highway 1 remains closed in both directions at Alder Creek, which is located about 38 miles south of Big Sur. This is in addition to another closure located on Highway 1 at Rocky Creek.

The latest slide happened over the weekend at Alder Creek. Caltrans says several tons of mud and rock fell onto the roadway. Crews are working to clear the area, but Caltrans says it'll have an update on their progress Tuesday morning.

Another closure of Highway 1 happened nearly two weeks ago at Rocky Creek. In that area, the roadway completely fell into the ocean. That stretch of the roadway is expected to be closed for another three to four weeks as construction crews work to stabilize and replace the roadway.

Another slide had also closed Highway 1 near Limekiln State Park last week. That closure lasted for a few days.

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