California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date:        November 10, 2015
Contact: Florene Trainor
Phone:     (760) 872-0603
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:     (916) 657-5060

CALTRANS “NEWS FLASH” SHOWS HOW IT RESPONDS TO A MAJOR MUDSLIDE

 

BISHOP, CA - In this News Flash, Caltrans shows the response to the Kern County State Route 58 mudslide that occurred on Oct. 15, 2015.  Due to a 1,000-year storm event, more than 200 vehicles were caught up in a mudslide that was more than 1 1/2 miles long.

Caltrans maintenance employees, along with an appointed emergency contractor, were able to clear the highway, make repairs and reopen the highway in less than a week.

The video may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ZNYd7ATKWZI 

This News Flash is the 53rd in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability.

To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz 

For more information about the department’s activities, connect with Caltrans at http://www.dot.ca.gov/socialmedia .

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