Thursday, March 17, 2011

40 Foot Section of Highway 1 Collapses Into Pacific Ocean

A 40-foot section of Highway 1 has fallen into the Pacific Ocean near the Big Sur area, according to the California Department of Transportation।CAL-TRANS officials said the highway broke off just south of the Rocky Creek Bridge.Authorities ordered the northbound lanes of Highway 1 closed at the Bixby Bridge and the southbound lanes at Palo Colorado. Road crews said anyone wanting to get to the peninsula south of the slide has been cut off, and there are no alternate routes in the vicinity.Workers said the only way around the closure is to cut over to King City using Naciamento-Ferguson Road.Emergency crews said not even CAL-TRANS vehicles are being allowed near the washed-out section of road because it's so dangerous.
Officials said it will likely be several days before the road is repaired and Highway 1 reopens।

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