Sunday, March 20, 2011
Here’s an alert for motorists headed to the Big Sur area in Central California: California Highway 1 is shut down for about two miles between the historic Bixby Bridge on the south (about 13 miles south of Carmel) and Palo Colorado Road on the north because of a landslide. Detours can take hours.
The damage: The landslide, which happened Wednesday just south of the Rocky Creek Bridge, dropped a section of the scenic coastal road into the sea, according to the website of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It added: "The damage has yet to be fully assessed, but early estimates are the road will remain closed for at least 1 month."