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Thursday, June 1, 2017

So Much For A Roadtrip On Highway 1 This Year

Above, Morro Rock across Morro Bay. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It had already been closed due to an earlier landslide and bridge repairs, but California's Highway 1 in Monterey County will probably be closed to through traffic until 2018 due to a massive landslide.

According to Condé Nast Traveler:
If you were hoping to road trip along the entire length of Highway 1, California's scenic coastal road, you'll have to make a few detours: Saturday night, more than one million tons of rocks and dirt from the mountainside about 65 miles from San Luis Obispo slid onto the highway, destroying about a third of a mile of the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, known as PCH, and leaving it covered in 35-40 feet of debris, according to CNN. The highway had already been closed as crews were working to repair damage from an earlier landslide; no injuries were reported.

We were thinking about a roadtrip along Highway 1 to go to Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, but the earlier landslide and bridge damage dashed those plans long ago.

At least from the southern end of Highway 1, people can still drive to Morro Bay and Hearst Castle.

To read more, go here.

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