A huge piece of California's Highway 1 near Big Sur collapsed into the ocean

A huge piece of California’s Highway 1 was washed out this week by a winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow.

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials said in a statement Friday a debris flow from the hillside above the roadwayoverwhelmed drainage infrastructure, flowed across the highway, and eroded the road resulting in the complete loss of a segment of Highway 1at Rat Creek, 약 15 miles south of Big Sur, ㅏ mountainous stretch of the state’s central coast.
California Highway Patrol Officer John Yerace said he was in the area on Thursday around 4 오후. when he noticedthis section of roadway, specifically the southbound lane, had fallen off into the ocean.
Images and drone footage from the scene show a huge gap in the scenic highway, which runs along much of the California coast.
    The view of Highway 1 금요일에, after a chunk of the roadway collapsed into the Pacific Ocean.

    Caltrans crews discovered the debris flow on Thursday, and issued an emergency contract to Papich Construction in San Luis Obispo County to assist with the repair. At daybreak Friday, Caltrans crews and emergency contractors arrived at the scene and foundboth lanes of the highway had washed out.
    The damage assessment team will continue to work through the weekend, Caltrans’ 성명은 말했다. It’s unclear how long the repair could take and the road will remain closed in the meantime.
    Officer Yerace said upon discovery of the washed out road he stayed at the scene to keep motorists safe until he was relieved. He later returned.
    Some time overnight, prior to 6:30 오늘 아침, we responded back to the scene with the assistance of Caltrans access and realized that the roadway is now gone,” 그는 말했다.
    The area where the road collapsed is about a mile south of the burn scar left behind by the Dolan Fire, one of the wildfires that ravaged the state last summer, Caltrans said.
    In this photo provided by Caltrans, a section of Highway 1 is shown collapsed.

    Another stretch of Highway 1 reopened in July 2018, after a massive mudslide 5 월 2017 heaped tons of rocks on a quarter mile section of the highway, making it impassable and adding 13 acres to the coastline.
      캘리포니아 정부. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties in response to winter storms 그 “threatened to cause mud and debris flows,” forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents, according to the declaration.
      적어도 25 structures in Northern California have been damaged as a result of mudslides and debris flow caused by a powerful atmospheric river-fueled storm. Most of the impacted areas are where burn scars exist from earlier wildfires.

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