Devil’s Slide is closed indefinitely
Caltrans closed the Devil’s Slide indefinitely at 6:18 Sunday evening. Cracks 4 inches wide had developed on the slide at 2pm Sunday afternoon.
We could have posted this sooner, but coincidentally, our family was probably one of the last to cross in the northbound direction, and were turned away at Linda Mar when we came back. We experienced a substantial dip in the northbound lane near Shamrock Ranch, the same site that had been subsiding and temporarily repaired earlier in the week. However, the cracks that led to the highway’s closure are about a mile further south.
This will increase the amount of traffic on Highway 1 southbound and on Highway 92 as northbound commuters take the long way around.
It is unclear whether SamTrans route 294, which begins at Linda Mar, will run tomorrow. The SamTrans information line at (800) 660-4287 opens at 6am on Monday.
Meanwhile, heavy rains are forecast for Monday.