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UPDATE: Hwy 1 closure could last one week, officials say

Hwy 1 from Ragged Point Inn to Gorda was closed after a rock slide Wednesday.
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Posted at 7:47 AM, Oct 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 19:21:15-04

UPDATE (2:25 p.m.) - In an update, Caltrans officials say the closure of Hwy 1 now extends from Ragged Point Inn to Gorda in Monterey County.

Hwy 1 is open between Monterey and Gorda.

In a tweet, Jim Shivers says the current closure may last about one week as rocks above the highway are assessed.

He says Caltrans will share a status update on Thursday.

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UPDATE (9:03 a.m.) - Officials say the rock slide does not appear to be a major slide like the area has seen before.

Jim Shivers, Public Information Officer for Caltrans District 5, says the rockfall is limited to the northbound lanes of the highway.

Caltrans maintenance crews and engineers are on scene assessing the damage and clearing the area.

The full closure of over 40 miles of Hwy 1, from Ragged Point to Fullers Point, will remain in effect indefinitely.
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UPDATE (8:18 a.m.) - Caltrans officials have issued a SIG Alert for the area of Hwy 1 affected by the rock slide.

Hwy 1 is closed in both directions from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to Fullers Point in Monterey County.

Caltrans has given no current estimate for when the highway will reopen.
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(7:47 a.m.) Crews responded to a reported rock slide near Ragged Point and San Carpoforo Creek Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

Caltrans received the report around 4:56 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Northbound Highway 1 is closed while the south remains open, but there is no estimate for reopening.

Caltrans crews are heading out to assess the damage.

Alternative routes are Highway 46 west, Hwy 101, and Hwy 68 to Hwy 101 S.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.