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Rain to prompt ‘likely’ temporary closure of Hwy 1 near Mud Creek

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-06 02:34:20-05

California Department of Transportation officials say there is a ‘high likelihood’ that Highway 1 at Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide in Monterey County will be closed on Sunday.

Caltrans finished repairs on a retaining wall in October after Paul’s Slide was damaged during a storm in January 2017 and a portion of Highway 1 was closed for several months while crews made repairs.

The predicted closure is due to heavy rain predicted Sunday evening into Monday morning. It’s likely the closure will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Crews will continue to monitor the forecast and will provide an update by noon on Sunday.