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Photos: California Sees Almost 600 Landslides in Under 3 Weeks

Written by The Standard StaffPublished Jan. 18, 2023 • 10:49am
Rockslide near the north portal of Devil's Slide Tunnel on Highway 1 in San Mateo County | Courtesy Caltrans

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The Golden State has seen almost 600 landslides since Dec. 30, the California Geological Survey said Tuesday.

With the state battered by heavy rains, high winds and snow, landslides have hit parts of the Bay Area, Central California and Southern California the hardest.

Giant sinkholes have appeared in roads as boulders and mudslides blocked access for thousands and will likely continue to do so for months in the worst-affected places.

In San Francisco, rain and winds toppled a 100-foot tree as 40 cars in a San Francisco garage flooded. Emergency declarations were issued across Northern California, and now many are beginning to rebuild after devastating flooding.

The California Geological Survey has mapped almost 600 of the landslides that happened during the atmospheric river storms.

For up-to-date information on the latest road closures locally, check 511 and Caltrans.

Below are five images of landslides across the state:

State Route 229 in San Luis Obispo after Jan. 2023 storms | Courtesy Caltrans
A landslide at Big Sur on Highway 1 just south of Mill Creek | Courtesy Caltrans

READ MORE: Nine Intense Photos From Tuesday’s Bay Area Storm Deluge

A World War II bunker slid onto the beach at Fort Funston after heavy rains. | Courtesy Golden Gate National Recreation Area

READ MORE: Bay Area Storm Damage Shown in 10 Devastating Images

A road is blocked by a mudslide in Santa Cruz. | Courtesy CHP Santa Cruz
A 250-foot mudslide on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles County | Courtesy Caltrans

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