UPDATED 4:50 PM PT – Friday, January 29, 2021
Parts of California are being hammered by winter weather. On Friday, evacuation warnings were slowly lifted for portions of Monterey County near San Jose.
A section of the Pacific Coast Highway running through Big Sur, where they’ve received nearly eight inches of rain, was washed away.
Check out this amazing drone video of #Hwy1 washout at Rat Creek about 15 miles south of #BigSur. Our crews are on site securing it, assessing damage & starting clean-up/ repairs. Reminder: the road is OPEN from #Carmel thru town of Big Sur. @bigsurkate @BigSurCC @CHP_Coastal pic.twitter.com/rB193DzXhL
— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) January 29, 2021
Just outside Los Angeles, residents in Wrightwood are expecting to get up to a foot of snow.
Those living in areas that were recently ravaged by wildfires are being asked to be ready to leave in the case of possible mudslides.
Experts expect the winter weather system to move into the Midwest on Saturday.