Rockslide concerns to close Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

A 2010 view of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.
A 2010 view of Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. Tribune

Los Padres National Forest on Tuesday announced Nacimiento-Fergusson Road in Monterey County will be closed starting Wednesday evening because of rockslide concerns.

The roadway, which is the only pass-through from Highway 1 to Highway 101 between Carmel Valley Road and Highway 46, will be blocked off starting at 5 p.m.

Barriers will be put up at the junction of South Coast Ridge Road at Nacimiento Summit and the junction with Highway 1. Repairs are being planned, but it’s unknown when the road will be reopened.

U.S. Forest Service recreation facilities at Sand Dollar, Plaskett and Kirk Creek campgrounds will also be closed until Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is reopened.

Visitors are asked to avoid using Forest Service roads in the Monterey District because of unstable road conditions and forecast rainy weather.

Thanks to January storms, Lake Nacimiento in northern San Luis Obispo County has gained more than 200,000 acre-feet since December 31, 2016. New footage of Lake Nacimiento was taken on January 24, 2017.

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