• Segments of Mountain Highway Fall Apart Amid Heavy Rains

    Sections of state Route 243 between Banning and Mountain Center collapsed Thursday amid heavy downpours and runoff, forcing public safety officials to close the mountain highway on both the north and south sides of Idyllwild. “The storm is not over yet, so we can’t fully assess the damage,” Caltrans District 8 spokeswoman Terri Kasinga told […]

  • Highway 1 Near Big Sur is Back Open for Scenic Drives on the California Coast

    A stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is back open. The California Department of Transportation said the road that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco was reopened to all travelers by midmorning. Caltrans tweeted: “#Hwy1 at Mud Creek south of #BigSur […]

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