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Map: A History of Big Sur Landslides and Highway 1 Closures

By Dan Brekke, KQED News Fix

Along the Big Sur coast, residents coexist with certain facts of life: a landscape of unparalleled beauty, tourist traffic, spotty cellphone and Internet service — and slides that will shut down Highway 1.

“The only question we ever have is where it’s going to close, when and for how long,” says Kathleen Woods Novoa — known as Big Sur Kate to readers of her indispensably newsy blog. “We never question that it’s going to close somewhere every single winter. And it does, just about.”

Read the complete story at KQED News Fix.