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Highway 70 remains closed; no estimated time to reopen

Caltrans released its latest update on Highway 70 this morning, March 20, and, no surprise — it’s still closed with no estimated time to reopen.

The route remains closed from the Greenville Wye to Jarbo Gap due to multiple slides. The most active slide is at Post Mile (PM) 15.2, which has left the roadway completely blocked. There are six other slide locations as well.

Due to the recent stretch of inclement weather, Geotech has revisited these sites to re-evaluate the stability of the slides following weeks of rain and snow. Additionally, Caltrans crews and its contractor are waiting for a stretch of consistent dry weather in order to make progress on these slides due to the extreme danger involved with moving material when rain and snow are in the forecast.

There remains no estimated time on when 70 will be reopened. Caltrans thanks the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure. Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

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