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The slip, sliding continued the morning of Dec. 14. Caltrans must wait for the weather to improve so that it and its contractors can asses the situation and continue work on the area. Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Hwy 70 remains closed; slide area still the problem

Following the full reopening of Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon on Dec. 9, it closed again early Monday morning, Dec. 13, when the slide near the Plumas/Butte County line became active again. More activity and debris fall were also noted last night and the Canyon remains closed to through traffic.


Caltrans and contractors are currently waiting for a break in the weather long enough to perform additional geotechnical assessment and scaling of the slope. Following assessment and dependent on a clear weather work window, additional construction activities are anticipated including break-down of debris and debris removal. While there is no current estimated timeframe on reopening, Caltrans and contractors will continue working diligently towards reopening the roadway, permitting weather, worker safety, and further activity at the slide location.


Caltrans and 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.

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