Highway 70 in Butte County, near Shady Rest Area.

CalTrans announces Highway 70 remains closed

Highway 70 in Plumas County, west of Rush Creek Road (Between Belden and Twain).

According to a statement from CalTrans, Highway 70 remains closed to through traffic between Jarbo Gap (west of Pulga) and the Greenville Wye (junction with Highway 89) in Butte and Plumas counties due to multiple areas of rock/mud slides. Currently, the main areas of slide activity are east of Cresta near the Shady Rest Area (Butte County, approximate post mile 46.6) and west of Rush Creek Road between Twain and Belden (Plumas County, approximate post mile 22.7). Severe inclement weather over the last few weeks has caused many areas of slides and debris on Highway 70 throughout the Feather River Canyon.

There is no current estimated time for the highway reopening to one-way traffic control. Caltrans and contractor Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc. continue to clear slide/debris pending further activity, weather, and worker/traveler safety.

24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap and updates on this closure can also be found on the CalTrans District 2 Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have other questions, contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at (530) 225-3426 or D2PIO@dot.ca.gov. CalTrans and contracted personnel thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.