Caltrans issued an update on Highway 70 through the Feather River Canyon this afternoon, Jan. 17, reiterating that it remains closed to through traffic between Jarbo Gap (west of Pulga) and the Greenville Wye (junction with 89) due to multiple areas of rock/mud slides. The main areas of slide activity are east of Cresta near the Shady Rest Area (Butte County, approximate post mile 46.6) and west of Rush Creek Road between Twain and Belden (Plumas County, approximate post mile 22.7). Severe inclement weather over the past few weeks have caused many areas of slides and debris throughout the Feather River Canyon.
There is no current estimated time for the highway to reopen to one-way traffic control. Caltrans and contractor Hat Creek Construction & Materials, Inc. continue to clear slide/debris pending further activity, weather, and worker/traveler safety.
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 Twitter pages. If you have other questions, please contact the Caltrans District 2 Public Information office at 530-225-3426 or [email protected]. Caltrans and contracted personnel thank the traveling public and local residents for their continued patience during this closure.