Slide Still Active

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 8:21 a.m. / Mother Nature

This morning I spoke with Eli Rohl of Caltrans to get an update on the slide on 101 which has it closed near leggett. As of yesterday they were optimistic that they would be able to get the road opened to at least one way escorted traffic. However, as of this morning the slide is still active. This means that material is still coming down the hill making it unsafe to proceed on the clean up effort. There will be a meeting with the contractors and Caltrans later this morning to reassess the situation. As for now, motorists are asked to take alternate routes that include 20, 299, and 36 all to connect with the 5. Please do not take Bell Springs Road. That is for locals only. IDs are being checked.

Rohl says that they still hope to get it open by sometime Wednesday. However, that is now less likely than it was. More updated info Facebook and Twitter. Caltrans District 1/@CaltransDist1.