Author Topic: Pacific Coast Route Section #3, map 34 February 2017  (Read 2186 times)

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Offline opus

Pacific Coast Route Section #3, map 34 February 2017
« on: February 28, 2017, 10:23:18 am »
Highway 1 just south of Leggett, CA is closed due to a mudslide. It happened earlier in February but has taken longer than anticipated to clear. It is expected to be closed until April 1, 2017.
http://www.localconditions.com/weather-leggett-california/95585/traffic.php

"HWY 1 IS CLOSED 1.1 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF SR 271 (MENDOCINO CO) - DUE TO A MUDSLIDE - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE "
http://kymkemp.com/2017/02/03/hwy-1-closed-due-to-slide/

Possible alternate using 101 to Laytonville then west through Branscomb to Westport.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19269526
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 11:10:11 am by CMajernik »

Offline opus

Pacific Coast Route Section #3, map 34 February 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 06:14:22 pm »
Update:

"This photo came from one of the two slides just west of Leggett on Route 1 in Mendocino County.

As you can see, this slide stretches a good way up the side of the mountain, and continues all the way down to the river below.

While we've cleared the roadway for construction traffic, the slide itself is still unstable and unsafe to work on. Because of this, we essentially have to wait for the slide to come to us. We've undermined the slide to help create ideal conditions for the slide to come down during the next rainfall, which is expected this weekend.

Once we've brought more of the slide material down, we'll re-evaluate it and make sure it's safe for our contractors to work on. After that, we'll be able to begin work to stabilize the hillside and reopen the highway."




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