Highway 70 remains closed

Highway 70, just east of Belden, Plumas County (approximate post mile 15.2). Photo submitted

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 continuing slide activity and assessment at these two locations:

Just east of Belden (Plumas County, approximate post mile 15.2): Following slide activity last week, area remains active and assessment continues. Signs of further instability have been noted higher on the slope above where recent slide activity occurred. Operations will commence when area is deemed safe to proceed (picture of area included below).

West of Rush Creek Road, between Belden and Twain (Plumas County, approximate post mile 22.7): Slide area remains active. Assessment continues and rock scaling/debris removal operations will resume when deemed safe.

There remains no current estimated time of opening the highway to one-way traffic control for through traffic. Motorists are advised to continue to choose alternate routes. Caltrans and contractor thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.

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 Twitterpages. If you have other questions, please contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at (530) 225-3426 or D2PIO@dot.ca.gov.

Highway 70 remains closed.