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Highway 1 Falls into the Ocean in Big Sur, California

by Peter Stringer
Highway 1 Slip Out near Big Sur, California

Highway 1 Slip Out near Big Sur, California - Photo courtesy Caltrans

A section of Highway 1 about 20 miles south of Big Sur, California has fallen into the ocean after debris from a torrential rain storm struck the road. The cliff supporting the road dropped off, leaving a large gap in the highway making it impassable.

Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers said it’s unknown when the road will be repaired after the phenomenon known as a “slip out.”

“It’s where we lose a part of the highway and now we’re facing a project to clean and repair that stretch,” Shivers said. “This is the only location we’re aware of where this happened in the storm. Our maintenance team is patrolling the highway now to look for other damage.”

For more details, read the report in the San Francisco Gate.

 

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