Portion of California’s Highway 1 washed away in major storm

Officials don’t know how long it will take to repair.

A portion of Highway 1 in California has been swept into the ocean following a major rain storm. 

The roadway began to slide on Thursday, but crumbled fully away on Friday, January 29th near the San Obispo County line just south of Big Sur. 

State Route 1 Closure State Route 1 between MPM 40 and the San Luis Obispo county line continues to be impacted by…

Posted by CHP – Monterey on Thursday, January 28, 2021

According to ABC 7 News, an “atmospheric river event” has caused more than 14 inches of rain to fall in some parts of San Luis Obispo County throughout Wednesday and Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides, which carried the portion of Highway 1 into the ocean. 

SR-1 Closure Update State Route 1 continues to be heavily impacted by the aftereffects of this week’s storm. Slides…

Posted by CHP – Monterey on Friday, January 29, 2021

As of Friday afternoon, there is no estimated time frame for repairs, and drivers are instructed to find alternate routes. 

Additional photos of the Coast this morning. Courtesy of CHP Big Sur Resident Post Officer John Yerace. KF

Posted by CHP – Monterey on Friday, January 29, 2021