Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 23, 2021

Hwy 1 by Big Sur reopens after mudslide 

KRON4  reports

Gov. Gavin Newsom is traveling to the California coast on Friday to commemorate the reopening of State Highway 1 at Rat Creek in Monterey County after heavy rainfall caused the roadway to collapse in January.

Nearly 150 feet of Highway 1 south of Big Sur was swept away by a mudslide.

Though rainfall from an atmospheric river storm was heavy, the area was susceptible to debris flows because of burn scars from last August’s wildfires.

Read more: Hwy 1 by Big Sur reopens after mudslide | KRON4

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