HWY 70 to Remain Closed Indefinitely due to Mudslides

Caltrans continues to assess the 50 miles of hwy 70 that have been washed out by three separate mud and debris slide. The stretch remains closed indefinitely as some areas are more impacted than others. The area of the Rock Creek Dam has large boulders and debris strewn down the hillside into the canyon below with water flows continuing to trickle through as can be seen in a video shared by Caltrans. You will need to plan on alternative routes throughout the week.

If making hwy 36 an alternative route around the closure into the Redding area you will need to plan for those extended delays as Caltrans begins 2 projects along the roadway. the first you will encounter from Susanville into Chester is the Good Fred Project between County Road A-21 and the 44 jct, there will be 24/7 traffic control through 7 p.m. next Monday (June 20). Plan for up to 30-minute delays. The second is Tree and chipping operations west of the junction with State Route 89 you should plan for 20-minute delays intermittently through this week, today thru Friday during daytime hours, for continued Dixie Fire recovery efforts.