Work continues on the major slide in the Feather River Canyon that has closed Highway 70 since Oct. 24. Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Highway 70 remains closed as work continues in slide area

Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon has been closed since a part of the mountain slid onto it Oct. 24 near the Plumas/Butte County line.

 

As crews worked to clear the debris, more of the Canyon wall slid down on the highway. Caltrans and its contractor began blasting operations two weeks ago and conducted another smaller blasting operation Monday at the slide location to continue to loosen fractured rock from the slope. Scaling operations continue in the area as well.

 

Crews are currently constructing a bench to access loose material on the slope and have begun breaking down and removing debris from the area again. Debris removal will continue at the slide location, pending further activity on the slide, worker safety, and weather.

 

Caltrans and its contractors thank the traveling public and locals for their continued patience during this slide closure. 24/7 roadway conditions are available via QuickMap or by calling 1-800-427-7623. Please contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information Office at 530-225-3426 or by email with questions.