Crew continue to clear the debris on Highway 70, but the area near the Plumas/Butte County line continues to slide. Photo courtesy California Highway Patrol

The rocks keep coming in the Feather River Canyon

Caltrans District 2 and the California Highway Patrol are reporting that it’s one step forward and one step back on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. As crews remove portions of the slide at the Plumas/Butte County line, more debris falls on the roadway.

It had been hoped that at least one lane of traffic would be able to pass through the area in two to three weeks time, but now there is no estimate of when the highway will be open. As of now, Plumas County residents can use the Quincy/Oro Highway over Bucks Lake; Highway 89 to 36 and 32; and Highway 89 to 80, to exit the county.