Slide at Butte/Plumas line in the canyon keeps Highway 70 closed

Caltrans provided an update on Highway 70, which is closed due to the slide at the Butte/Plumas County line.

Caltrans said today, Jan. 3, that a helicopter and scalers were on site this morning to attempt to proceed with operations at the slide. Due to more inclement weather and high winds, these operations were suspended and are currently scheduled to resume later this week. In addition, while personnel were on site this morning, the slide site was active once again.

More updates will follow as they become available.

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