Update: Highway 1 south of Big Sur is closed at Partington Ridge and Lucia due to rock slide; roadway open at Ragged Point
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. - Rock slides on Highway 1 have forced the closure of a stretch of road south of Big Sur. The slides happened around 5pm on the 23rd.
According to Caltrans, "the highway is shut down at Mile Marker 38.70 (Partington Ridge Road) and at Ragged Point in SLO County. There is no estimated time of opening. Crews are working to assess damage and begin cleanup.
Businesses in the Big Sur community south Cambria remain open and alternate routes for motorists are Highways 68, 101, 46 and Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.
Message signs have been activated to advise motorists. Updates will be issued as conditions develop.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
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