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Tue May 23, 2017, 08:37 PM May 2017

Massive landslide brings new level of isolation to Big Sur [View all]

Source: SF Chronicle

The magic of Big Sur lies in its seclusion, the twisty, mountain roads that carry residents — and visitors — to dense forests and dramatic seascapes that seem worlds away. This year, though, the detachment has gotten to be a bit much.

On Tuesday, a heap of dirt and rocks a quarter-mile wide lay across Highway 1 near the tiny community of Gorda (Monterey County), three days after the biggest landslide that locals can remember became just the latest to bury Big Sur and its roadways in a mess of mud, cutting off homes and businesses.

A region ravaged by fire during the historic drought is now being battered by damage from this year’s record rainstorms, and full recovery may be a long way off.


Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Massive-landslide-brings-new-level-of-isolation-11168425.php

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