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Friday, May 26, 2017

'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Skirting California's coastline, Highway 1 offers a popular and dramatic drive through the Big Sur region. On a normal day, a drive along the winding two-lane road gets one's heart pumping with fears of plunging down the hillside.

But a weekend landslide has reshaped the coastline and closed part of the route, as a third of a mile of highway is now covered with dirt and rocks at an area called Mud Creek.

As you can see in the before-and-after graphic below, where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, it's now a rocky bulge into the Pacific.



Anonymous said...

They've been waiting for that section to cave for a long time. The recent rains were the tipping point, as the top layer became too heavy for the underside to support.

Anonymous said...

Sandstone cliffs are not to be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Bye bye California; takes secession to a new level of meaning.

Anonymous said...

Holy roadblock, Batman!

Anonymous said...

That's a start now the rest of California needs to go too