BIG SUR (BCN) — Caltrans is partially reopening a portion of state Highway 1 south of Big Sur Sunday that was shut down by a mudslide Thursday.

North and southbound traffic was blocked by several tons of mud and rock at Limekiln Creek, about 25 miles south of the town of Big Sur, according to Caltrans.

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Crews on Saturday removed some of the debris, and Caltrans planned to open Highway 1 to escorted traffic for an hour at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and then continuously overnight beginning at 6 p.m.

A 2-mile section of Highway 1 continues to be closed to traffic in both directions at Rocky Creek, where portion of the roadway collapsed in winter storms March 16, about 15 miles north of Big Sur.

A $2.5 million roadway restoration project is under way to stabilize and repair the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol is patrolling the area at both slides to ensure public safety.

More updates on road repairs are available at (888) 863-0866.

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