Continued slide activity keeps Highway 70 closed.

Highway 70 remains closed due to continued slide activity

Highway 70 remains closed 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.

Just east of Belden (Plumas County, approximate post mile 15.2)
Additional slide activity occurred late yesterday afternoon bringing down unstable material. Slide remains active and will be further assessed.

West of Rush Creek Road, between Belden and Twain (Plumas County, approximate post mile 22.7)
New substantial slide activity occurred earlier this week, which has halted debris removal operations for safety reasons. Contractor’s equipment was caught in this new slide activity while attempting to remove material. The equipment operator was not injured in the incident. Assessment continues and rock scaling operations will resume when it is deemed safe.

East of Cresta, near Shady Rest Area (Butte County, approximate post mile 46.6)
Material has been cleared from this location and pavement repairs are planned.

There remains no current estimated time of opening the highway to one-way traffic control. CalTrans and contractor Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc. continue to assess and clear slides/debris pending further activity, weather, and worker/traveler safety. Motorists are advised to continue to choose alternate routes.

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, contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at 225-3426 or to to D2PIO@dot.ca.gov. Caltrans and contractor thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.