Monday, February 15, 2021

Fifth Update: 101 Reopened After Slides

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:09 AM

click to enlarge Debris removal continues after another slide hit Sunday night. - CALTRANS
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  • Debris removal continues after another slide hit Sunday night.
5th UPDATE:

U.S. Highway 101 has reopened to one-way controlled traffic.

"This is subject to change pending additional slide activity," Caltrans cautions. "Crews continue to monitor the situation for safety concerns."

Crews spent two days clearing a deluge of debris due to slides on the stretch south of Crescent City. Motorist are advised to check road conditions at quickmap.dot.ca.gov.


4th UPDATE:

Caltrans estimates U.S. Highway 101 at Last Chance Grade will reopen for controlled, one-way traffic around 6 p.m.

"Motorists should anticipate at least 30-minute delays," the agency's tweet states. "The plan is subject to change and is dependent on no additional slide activity."


3rd UPDATE:

As of 12:15 p.m., U.S. Highway 101 at Last Chance Grade remains fully closed as crews work to remove the deluge of debris that came down on the roadway located south of Crescent City.

The notorious section may reopen to one-way traffic later today if no additional slide activity occurs, according to a Caltrans District 1 Facebook post.


2nd UPDATE:
U.S. Highway 101 is once again fully closed due to an active slide at Last Chance Grade, south of Crescent City.

"There was significant slide activity last night," a Caltrans Facebook post states. "Crews are removing slide material from the roadway. We estimate one-way traffic control may begin this afternoon assuming no additional slide activity occurs."

UPDATE:
As of 6 p.m. Sunday, U.S. Highway 101 was re-opened to one-way, controlled traffic at Confusion Hill south of Crescent City. Caltrans urged motorists to expect delays of at least 30 minutes.

PREVIOUSLY:
U.S. Highway 101 remains fully closed at Last Chance Grade south of Crescent City due to a large landslide. There is currently no estimated time for re-opening.

The problematic stretch of highway, plagued by unstable geography, closed yesterday and crews have been working around the clock to clear the roadway.

For up to the minute roadway information, check Caltrans' website here.

click to enlarge Caltrans' crews work to clear a landslide at Last Chance Grade on U.S. Highway 101. - CALTRANS
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  • Caltrans' crews work to clear a landslide at Last Chance Grade on U.S. Highway 101.
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