UPDATE 9:31 a.m. Caltrans counted at least 13 slides that occurred overnight following the 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.
Area maintenance crews are clearing 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.
Caltrans announced that Highway 70 is closed this morning, June 12, from the Greenville Wye to Jarbo Gap due to multiple slides that are completely blocking the roadway. The timed openings (which had been 6:30 am., 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) have been stopped until further notice. Motorists should use an alternate route.
Caltrans District 2 will provide additional information as it becomes available. For the most up-to-date roadway information, please visit QuickMap.dot.ca.gov.