Highway 1 delay halved

Delays on Highway 1 at the south end of Big Sur have been cut to 1 hour from 2 hours, Caltrans announced Tuesday. Crews are working to clear a rockslide that blocked the highway early Friday at Alder Creek, south of Gorda.

The road will continue to be completely close nightly from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

All businesses in the area remain open to the public, including Hearst Castle, about 20 miles to the south.

Call 888-836-0866 toll-free for information on road conditions on Big Sur from Cambria to Carmel, or go to the Caltrans road information Web site at http://bit.ly/cthwy.

— Tribune staff report