Why is Highway 1 cracking at Mud Creek?
Update 9:30 a.m.:
The road has reopened, according to Caltrans. For more information, check out our story here.
San Luis Obispo County travelers driving north for Thanksgiving should avoid Highway 1 — a portion of the road is closed due to mudslide activity caused by storms sweeping across the Central Coast.
The closure stretches from Ragged Point — just north of San Simeon — about 45 miles into Big Sur, ending at Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, according to a Caltrans District 5 tweet.
The closed portion includes the new section of Highway 1 that crews built over a massive mud and rock slide at Mud Creek.
Officials will provide an update on the closure Thursday morning, according to the tweet. Caltrans encourages travelers to make use of its QuickMap program, which provides updates on road closures.
The Central Coast is expected to receive a half-inch to 1.25 inches of rain starting on Wednesday and continuing into Thanksgiving morning, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.
Follow Caltrans District 5 on Twitter for continuing updates on Central Coast road conditions.