SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol have reopened one lane in each direction on state Highway 17 near Scotts Valley Saturday morning.
A landslide forced the highway’s closure between Scotts Valley and the Santa Clara County line Friday morning in both directions due to an unstable hillside and drivers were asked to take alternate routes.READ MORE: Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach Neighborhoods
Cleanup crews remain on scene Saturday morning attempting to clear the slide, CHP officials said.READ MORE: Kaiser Employees Win $11.5 Million Class-Action, Race-Discrimination Lawsuit
On Friday, Caltrans crews, CHP officials and personnel from the California Division of Occupational Safety monitored the landslide throughout the day and eventually decided to reopen the highway’s southbound lanes for the evening commute.
The area is same area where a construction worker died Thursday after a truck struck him as he was clearing a mudslide along the highway between Vine Hill and Sugarloaf roads, CHP officials said.MORE NEWS: Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is Unknown
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