[UPDATE Saturday 1:25 p.m: ‘Closed at least a week’…] Hwy 1 Closed Due to Slide
A “large landslide” swallowed Hwy 1 as of 7:15 p.m, according to the California Highway Patrol Incident site.
The road is closed in both directions near Leggett, according to Caltrans. This occurred about one mile west of Hwy 101 in the same place as the road was closed in January.
There is no estimated time of reopening.
UPDATE 10:05 p.m.: “Stop. Proceed when clear,” reads the sign sticking out of the slide that ate Hwy 1. Photos provided by the folks at Caltrans who went out on a rainy night to take these!
UPDATE 10:40 p.m.: According to the California Highway Patrol Incident page, The highway is “fully closed in both directions–closed for days possibly weeks.”
UPDATE Saturday: Photos of the slide from Caltrans taken this morning.
UPDATE 12:45 Saturday: According to Caltrans, “Route 1 near Leggett to remain closed at least a week due to an active slide.A geotechnical evaluation reveals the slide is too active at this time to safely begin cleanup. We will provide an update as soon as more information is available.”