Mudslide Closes Route 197 in Del Norte County
On Monday morning, a mudslide hit Route 197 in Del Norte County, closing down the main road that connects Crescent City to Grants Pass, Oregon. Due to continued flooding, the road remains closed in both directions but CalTrans is hoping to get it reopened by Tuesday.
CalTrans District 1 updated the situation throughout the day on Monday:
Later on Monday, they posted photos documenting the hefty slide, showing why it’s taken some time to clean up the mess:
HWY 197 connects the town of Smith River (101) to HWY 199. not the route described in this article.