Slide near Leggett closes Hwy. 1 for several days

Caltrans is unsure when the road will be cleared.

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UPDATE 6:50pm: The tree has been cleared from Hwy. 1 at mile marker 73, but the slide at mile marker 1 remains.

UPDATE 4:45pm: There is a tree and downed powerlines across Highway 1 at mile marker 73. Seems that the 1 can’t catch a break today. Drive safe everyone.

ORIGINAL:

MENDOCINO CO., 2/4/17 — Highway 1 closed just west of the intersection with Highway 101 at Leggett due to a slide on the evening of Friday, Feb. 3 at around 7:15pm. Mud from the slide pushed a k-rail across the road, according to Facebook post from Caltrans. The slide appears to have shut down Highway 1 for several miles in both directions, beginning with mile marker 1 west of the 101.

Photo of the Highway 1 slide from Caltrans' Facebook on the morning of Feb. 4.
Photo of the Highway 1 slide from Caltrans’ Facebook on the morning of Feb. 4.
Crews are currently assessing the situation and we will post updates as they become available. As of now, CHP is reporting it may take days and possibly weeks for the road to re-open.

Photo of the Highway 1 slide from Caltrans' Facebook on the morning of Feb. 4.
Photo of the Highway 1 slide from Caltrans’ Facebook on the morning of Feb. 4.
There are also currently reports of rocks in the road on Highway 162 to Covelo, as of Saturday morning, Feb. 4.

Kym Kemp at Redheaded Blackbelt also has an update here.

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