Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Storm closes 45 miles of U.S. Highway 1 near Big Sur

A 45-mile stretch of Highway 1 has been closed Monday, Dec. 13, due to the threat of landslides and flooding triggered by a winter storm that hit the West Coast. The closure starts at Ragged Point and ends at Big Sur. The closure will likely remain in effect until midday Tuesday.

According to information released Sunday evening by Caltrans and other agencies, the “major rainstorm was expected to advance on the Monterey Bay area late Sunday night into early Monday morning and throughout the day. High winds also pose the potential for downed trees and power lines.”

The northern end of the shutdown is at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn in Monterey County. Ragged Point is about two miles south of the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line.

Mike Gast
Mike Gast
Mike Gast was the vice president of Communications for Kampgrounds of America Inc. for 20 years before retiring in 2021. He also enjoyed a long newspaper career, working as a writer and editor at newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, and Montana. He and his wife, Lori Lyon, now own and operate the Imi Ola Group marketing company, focusing on the outdoor industry.



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Phil Atterbery (@guest_156650)
1 year ago

Maps please?

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