Multiple rock slides close Highway 1 at Ragged Point

December 31, 2022


Multiple rock slides discovered New Years Eve have led Caltrans to shut down Highway 1 from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to 2.5 miles south of Big Sur in Monterey County. There is no estimated time for reopening.

Because of mudslides behind the catchment area at Paul’s Slide at Post Mile 22, the gates at the north and south side of Paul’s slide will be closed today at 4:30 p.m. The closure is being taken out of an abundance of caution.

Caltrans maintenance crews, who have been performing daytime storm patrols in the closure areas, will cease these patrols after dark and resume them at first light.

Updates on this closure will be provided as new information becomes available.

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Off-topic but Thank You Cal Coast News for all that you do to keep our county informed. You cover stories that other news outlets ignore.

May your new year be happy, healthy and prosperous.

This is the season. To be honest, this is a good problem. Keep it coming! Torrents of living water.