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Weekend rockslide on Highway 70 stops debris removal

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PULGA, Calif. - Due to a large rock slide on Highway 70 over the weekend contractor operations to clear the site has been suspended for safety in the Feather River Canyon near the Butte/Plumas County line. 

The area has been made active again due to this recent slide. 

Due to the recent slide, the one-lane reopening on Highway 70 with 24/7 traffic control that was planned will also be reassessed. 

Further site assessment and recommendations will need to be made before debris removal begins again.


Update Nov. 15: Crews have been removing debris from the slide-out in the canyon on Highway 70. As debris has been removed, fresh slides have filled the void. The highway has no estimated date for reopening. 


Highway 70 remains closed between Jarbo Gap and the Greenville Wye after a massive slide over the weekend.

Caltrans said there is still no estimation of when the highway will reopen and is continuing to assess the damage to the road.

The largest slide is about 5,000 cubic yards on the road near the Plumas and Butte County line.

Crews say this area is still active.

There is no designated detour for the closure and people who are going to travel in the area should choose an alternative route.

The Oro Quincy Highway is also closed between Junction House and the Butte and Plumas county line due to a failure in the roadway.

There are delays on Highway 89 and Highway 36 due to post-Dixie Fire emergency work.

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