Massive Landslide buries California’s scenic highway

May 24, 2017

This massive landslide has buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. It consists of more than 1 million tons of rock and dirt. The area is called Mud Creek (and has lived up to its name). It adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of California’s wettest winters in decades.
The slide covers about a one-quarter-of-a-mile stretch of Highway 1. It may be the largest mudslide in the state’s history.

CalTrans: ‘No idea’ when Mud Creek slide will be cleared.

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