Shirine Van Herterijck, a pregnant tourist from Belgium, waits Friday in a 2.5-mile, hourslong lineup near Lucia. People had queued up following a rumor that Caltrans would briefly open landslide-blocked Highway 1. The rumor was true, but Van Herterijck and her music-producer husband, Frederik Van Herterijck, already had missed their plane back to Belgium.
Shirine Van Herterijck, a pregnant tourist from Belgium, waits Friday in a 2.5-mile, hourslong lineup near Lucia. People had queued up following a rumor that Caltrans would briefly open landslide-blocked Highway 1. The rumor was true, but Van Herterijck and her music-producer husband, Frederik Van Herterijck, already had missed their plane back to Belgium.
Shirine Van Herterijck, a pregnant tourist from Belgium, waits Friday in a 2.5-mile, hourslong lineup near Lucia. People had queued up following a rumor that Caltrans would briefly open landslide-blocked Highway 1. The rumor was true, but Van Herterijck and her music-producer husband, Frederik Van Herterijck, already had missed their plane back to Belgium.

Tourists trapped in Big Sur between Highway 1 closures

March 28, 2011 11:46 PM

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