Map of Caltrans closure. If the big STOP sign isn’t appearing in the center at the time you read this, then the road has been reopened.

Caltrans has closed Highway 36 just west of Grizzly Creek this morning, after a slide covered the roadway.

According to the CHP incident logs, a caller reported that a vehicle was covered by the slide just, which ran across both lanes of the highway, just before 7 a.m. The vehicle’s occupants were able to extract themselves. 

Caltrans made the road closure official about half an hour later. The current estimated time of reopening is midnight tonight, but that estimate is usually very variable.

We’ll update when we know more.