Highway 101 landslide doubles in size overnight

The landslide on U.S. Highway 101 about six miles north of Leggett pictured on Thursday morning. Caltrans states the slide nearly doubled in size overnight.
The landslide on U.S. Highway 101 about six miles north of Leggett pictured on Thursday morning. Caltrans states the slide nearly doubled in size overnight. Caltrans District 1 — Contributed
The landslide on U.S. Highway 101 about six miles north of Leggett pictured on Thursday morning. Caltrans states the slide nearly doubled in size overnight.
The landslide on U.S. Highway 101 about six miles north of Leggett pictured on Thursday morning. Caltrans states the slide nearly doubled in size overnight. Caltrans District 1 — Contributed

The following is a Caltrans District 1 update on the U.S. Highway 101 landslide:

U.S. 101 CLOSURE UPDATE 4/20/17 8:36 AM:

Sometime during the night, the slide six miles north of Leggett which has closed U.S. Highway 101 in Mendocino County dumped more material onto the roadway.

The amount of debris from last night’s slide may be equivalent to or even exceed the amount that initially came down the hillside and closed the roadway.

We’re still working to open the highway up to one-way traffic control as quickly as possible; our contractor will still be working through daylight hours as much as worker safety permits. Due to the hazardous nature of the work and the slide’s demonstrated instability, it is unsafe for perform debris removal work during nighttime hours at this time.

There is still no estimated time of reopening. As was the case yesterday, any rumors of one-way traffic resuming today will be false.

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