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Hwy 395 Closed

Postby treadwell » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:27 pm

Due to a mudslide from strong thunderstorms in the Owens Valley, Caltrans has closed 395 3 miles north of Coso Junction near the deserted homestead of Dumovin.

I'm headed up to Mammoth on Saturday morning (hopefully) for some cold and windy day hiking prior to heading into the backcountry on Tuesday. Ironically I was talking with a very nice woman at the Inyo County road department checking on conditions this morning when she said a bolt of lightning hit very near their building in Independence and knocked the power out. Looks like crazy weather for the weekend.
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Re: Hwy 395 Closed

Postby Shawn » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:22 pm

What a mess....was just up at Mammoth last week, hard to imagine that much mud.


7:18PM A72-3 ADVS SB 395 #1 LN IS OPEN
7:17PM SB #1 LN OPEN AT THIS TIME
5:23PM 1039 MONO1 W/ LINE 59
5:20PM 1039 KCSO W/ UPDATES
5:19PM 1039 ICSO W/ UPDATES - 1039 BISHOP PD W/ UPDATES
4:54PM 72-D2 DOT ADVS ETA FOR ESCORTING VEHS THROUGH THE CLOSURE WILL BE 2100 HRS
4:36PM 72-16 HAVE 72-3 ADVS WHEN HE IS AT THE BEGINNING OF 4 LNS AT THE AQUADUCT - SHE WILL ESCORT DOT EQUIP SB IN NB LNS
3:42PM 72-16 HARD CLOSURE NOW IN PLACE SB 395 JSO MM 28 - AT LAKEVIEW
3:40PM 72-S4 ADVS 72-5 AND 72-8 ARE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MUD FLOW AND CLOSURE - BOTH ARE CODE 4
3:39PM 72-S4 ADVS ICSO HAS 2 UNITS 1097
3:38PM 1039 CT - THEY ARE ENRT FOR THE HARD CLOSURE
3:37PM 59-55 HARD CLOSURE NOW NB 395 AT COSO REST AREA
3:34PM 1039 CT - SIGN IN BRIDGEPORT IS ACTIVATED
3:32PM 1039 CT - HAS THE CMS SIGN AT BRADY S ACTIVATED - WILL ACTIVATE THE SIGN 14 JNO CCB
3:31PM 200 YRDS NB NO VISAL FOR SB - 3 FT OF MUD ON RDWY - CONTINUING TO FLOW IN WAVES
3:29PM 72-16 HARD CLOSURE NOW IN PLACE SB 395 AT SAGE FLAT
3:28PM LATE ENRTY BENNETT KESSLER 1021 WAS ADVS D OF THE FLOOD
3:28PM CMS SIGN AT 14 JNO CCB - PER OFCR WYATT HAVE CT PUT FLOODING ON 395 ON THE SIGN
3:25PM 72-16 INQ IF THEY CAN SET UP CLOSURE SB AT LAKEVIEW - SB AT SAGEFLAT WILL BACK UP TRF INTO BLIND CURVE
3:19PM 1039 ENTAC
3:18PM 72-5 ADVS BIG RIG IS NB JSO CLOSURE - REQ MILLERS TOW WITH HD FOR RECOVERY - 72-5 ADVS IT IS SAFE FOR MILLERS TO RESPOND TO AREA
3:17PM 72-5 BIG RIG WITH TRL - UNOCCUPIED JUST WASHED OVER THE SIDE
3:16PM 1039 MILLERS
3:11PM 1039 72-C
3:10PM 1039 72-D2
3:07PM 72-5 ADVS DOT 1097 ON SB SIDE
3:07PM 72-5 MASSIVE MUD FLOW ACROSS THE NB AND SB LNS - TRF STOPPED
3:03PM NB RDWY BLKED TOP OF DUNMOVIN - 72-5 -97-
3:02PM PER DUPE FLASH FLOOD
3:00PM PER DUPE MUD IS 4 FT DEEP - COVERING BOTH LNS
2:57PM 72-8 ADVSD HE WAS 97 IN THE AREA AND NEG 1125 - CT 97 AND CLEARING RDWY - WILL CHECK FURTHER FOR 1125 VEHS
2:53PM 1039 ICSO
2:53PM VEHS ARE TURNING AROUND GOING W/WAY TO AVOID
2:53PM 1039 CT - 97 - TRYING TO REMOVE DEBRIS BTWN MM 21 AND 23
2:47PM CORR LN 2 - POSS FLASH FLOOD
2:47PM BIG RIG W/ MUD UP TO BOTTOM OF TRAILER
2:46PM PER RP, 15 MILES JSO OLANCHA
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Re: Hwy 395 Closed

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:58 pm

Awesome! This would be the perfect time to do an eastside trip--without all those horrible SoCalistas...
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Re: Hwy 395 Closed

Postby millertime » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:24 pm

I was worried there for a second before I got to where the closure was. Heading to Italy Pass on monday for a 4 night loop but I'm coming for the north...
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Re: Hwy 395 Closed

Postby Jimr » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:51 pm

I resemble that remark :moon:
What?!
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