More Slides Halt Caltrans Travel Windows Through SR70 Closure


State Route 70 is closed from the Greenville Wye to Jarbo Gap due to at least 13 slides that occurred overnight following a storm that moved over the area. There is approximately 14,500 cubic yards of material currently on the roadway between post mile 18.75 to post mile 30.5.

Due to these slides, the timed openings, at 6:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., have been stopped until further notice.

Area maintenance crews are currently working to clear the debris from the roadway but according to the National Weather Service, this area could see scattered thunderstorms through Thursday night, which could bring additional slides.


Photo: SR70 Slide closure from Caltrans earlier this year