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Friday, March 22, 2013

Crazy Rockslide Closes Highway 101 for Three Hours

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM

click to enlarge Caltrans in the stone age
  • Caltrans in the stone age

No need to cancel your day trip to Marin. Highway 101 has reopened after being closed for more than three hours when some huge ass boulders fell, striking cars and blocking traffic.

According to press reports, rocks, measuring three to four-feet in diameter, fell just before 5 a.m. onto Highway 101, right outside Marin's Waldo Grade. The rocks hit an SUV and other cars. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

According to Golden Gate Bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie "We've had rockslides all along here over the years. This one is pretty significant in that it shut down two lanes. Our guys tried to move the rocks with their tow trucks but we're not able to do it. "

Caltrans crews scrambled to the scene, using a front-end loader to remove the boulders. All lanes re-opened to traffic just before 7 a.m., but CHP is keeping a close watch on the hillside this morning.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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