WHAT WE KNOW:
The California Highway Patrol Monterey division shared a photo Thursday of a part of Highway 1 that had collapsed near Big Sur into the Pacific Ocean due to heavy rains.
The highway was washed away by debris flow near Rat Creek, which is about 30 miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line.
Washed out. Highway 1, south of Big Sur, shutdown to thru traffic after the road crumbled into the Pacific Ocean. This is at Mile Marker 30 near Big Creek Bridge.
The Central Coast took the biggest beating from this week's storm. https://t.co/7BWvoBEUwo @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/qNxECrnD8e
— Janelle Wang (@janellewang) January 29, 2021
Fellow Californians: Wow. Big washout on Highway 1 near Big Sur this morning. Road closed!
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 29, 2021