State Highway 1 will reopen to unrestricted two-way traffic Friday evening just south of Big Sur after a nearly week-long closure caused by a rock slide, according to Caltrans officials.
Residents evacuated from a San Francisco apartment building at the foot of Telegraph Hill following a rockslide Monday are being allowed to return to their homes Tuesday night.
California highway officials are trying to determine the best way to clean up a rockslide that has shut down Highway 1 south of Big Sur.
Some boulders fell shortly around 11:30 p.m. Sunday onto Big Oak Flat Road, the continuation of Highway 120 into Yosemite Valley. It’s the main route into the park from the San Francisco Bay area.
A rockslide near San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill crushed a car and caused the partial evacuation of an apartment building Monday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
A section of Yosemite National Park’s Curry Village has been closed since a 2008 rockfall damaged its historic cabins and sent schoolchildren running for their lives.
Yosemite National Park is back open with limited services after being closed for three days when a powerful storm left roads blocked and power lines down.
Neighbors in the 33 homes cut off by a rock slide on Nelson Road have tried to take the inconvenience in stride as rain hampered work to restore access to their mountain community.
Firefighters and Santa Cruz County officials met Tuesday to develop plans to clear a rock slide that occurred Monday, blocking access to more than 30 homes near Scotts Valley, a fire district battalion chief said.