Caltrans to shut down 12 miles of Hwy 1 near Big Sur ahead of storm

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Crews plan to close about 12 miles of the picturesque highway between Paul's Slide and Mud Creek.

Caltrans will shut down part of Highway 1 south of Monterey and Big Sur because of Friday's storm.

RELATED: Another massive mudslide cuts off Hwy 1 access to Big Sur

Crews plan to close about 12 miles of the picturesque highway between Paul's Slide and Mud Creek in the mid-morning Wednesday.

That is the same area that experienced the biggest mudslide in Caltrans history in May of last year.

About 6 million cubic yards of debris came down onto Highway 1.

RELATED: ABC7 News photographer describes terrifying landslide experience

It created 24,000 feet of new shoreline and 15 acres of new land.

Highway 1 was closed for 14 months.

It reopened in July of this year.
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