Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 23, 2018

Massive Mudslide Closes State Route 168 West

A very large mudslide has occurred on State Route 168. This impacts an area that is popular with summer hikers, wildflower seekers and fall foliage leaf-peeping.  Sierra Wave reports

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 168W (Bishop Creek/ Aspendell) is closed at approximately post mile 2.

Photo courtesy of Caltrans

At least three large sections of the road have been affected. The most eastern slide is reported to be 100 yards long and over 40 feet tall. Caltrans crews and CHP are working to assist up to 50 cars that are trapped behind the slides. Crews estimate several days working to reopen this road. North Lake and North Lake Campground, Sabrina Lake and Sabrina Lake Campground are all not accessible

Read full article at Massive mudslide closes State Route 168 West – Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News


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