Multiple slides close Highway 70

highway 70, approximately 3 miles east of Butte/Plumas County Line.

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 areas of slides and debris.

Currently, the areas of slide activity in District 2 are approximately 3 miles east of the Butte/Plumas County line (approximately 1 mile west of the PG&E Rock Creek Powerhouse) and between Twain and the Greenville Wye (approximate post mile 29.9). There was also more slide activity today within the District 3 construction area near Cresta (approximate postmile 46, Butte County).

Highway 70, east of Twain.

There is no estimated time for when the highway will reopen. Crews are continuing to assess slide areas and clear slide debris to return these areas to 24/7 one-way traffic control as soon as possible, pending future weather, activity, and area safety.

24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap and updates on the emergency efforts in Plumas County can also be found on the Caltrans District 2 Facebook and Twitter pages. Updates on the slide area near Cresta in Butte County can be found on the Caltrans District 3 Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have other questions, contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at )530) 225-3426 or at