CalTrans announces Highway 70 remains closed; no estimated time of reopening

According to a statement from CalTrans, Highway 70 remains closed from the Greenville Wye to Jarbo Gap due to multiple slides. The most active slide is at Post Mile 15.2, which has left the roadway completely blocked.

Other slide locations include PM 0.0 (Plumas County), PM 12.38 (Plumas County), PM 15.74 (Plumas County), PM 22.7 (Plumas County), PM 25.5 (Plumas County), and PM 46.6 (Butte County).

Due to the recent stretch of inclement weather, Geotech has revisited these sites to re-evaluate the stability of the slides following weeks of rain and snow. Additionally, CalTrans crews and contractor are waiting for a stretch of consistent dry weather in order to make progress on these slides due to the extreme danger involved with moving material when rain and snow are in the forecast.

There remains no estimated time on when Highway 70 will be reopened. We would like to thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.

Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.