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The slope above Highway 70, east of Belden in the Feather River Canyon, continues to remain unstable. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway. Photo courtesy Caltrans

Highway 70 remains closed due to continued slope instability

Caltrans District 2 announced this morning, Jan. 31, that Highway 70 remains closed to through traffic between Jarbo Gap (west of Pulga) and the Greenville Wye (junction with State Route 89) in the Feather River Canyon due to continuing slide activity and assessment at these two locations:

  • Just east of Belden (approximate post mile 15.2): Following slide activity last week, area remains active and assessment continues. Signs of further instability have been noted higher on the slope above where recent slide activity occurred. Operations will commence when area is deemed safe to proceed.
  • West of Rush Creek Road, between Belden and Twain (approximate post mile 22.7): Slide area remains active. Assessment continues and rock scaling/debris removal operations will resume when deemed safe.

There remains no current estimated time of opening the highway to one-way traffic control for through traffic. Motorists are advised to continue to choose alternate routes. Caltrans and contractor thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.

24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap and updates on this closure can also be found on the Caltrans District 2 Facebook and Twitterpages. If you have other questions, please contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at 530-225-3426 or [email protected].

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