May 2, 2011 8:56 PM by Associated Press (BT)

Stetch of Highway 1 to remain closed for 4-6 weeks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A section of Highway 1 through the Big Sur region will remain closed for another month or so as crews continue to work on clearing a landslide.

A spokesman for the California Department of Transportation says the highway at Alder Creek won't be open for another four to six weeks.

Alder Creek is about 25 miles north of San Simeon, or about 38 miles south of the town of Big Sur.

Colin Jones says the section of roadway was covered when "thousands of tons of dirt and debris" fell on the highway last month.

The same stretch of roadway was also closed for several days after a landslide in late March.

Despite the closure, Jones says businesses along Highway 1 remain open.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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