Caltrans: Rainfall prompts closure of Highway 1 in Big Sur

MONTEREY, Calif. (KGO) -- Rain will close one of California's most scenic highways for the weekend.

Caltrans is warning people to be prepared for closures on Highway 1 in the Big Sur area of Monterey because of the possibility for mud and rockslides.

The agency said it received confirmation from National Weather Service that a significant storm will reach the areas of Mud Creek and Paul's Slide on State Route 1 in the Big Sur area beginning Saturday evening.

For traveler safety, the closure will include the areas of Paul's Slide on Saturday at 5 p.m., and Mud Creek on Sunday at 9 a.m. until further notice.

Caltrans says we should expect to see similar advisories throughout the winter.
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