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Monterey County lifts debris flow evacuation warning

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) UPDATE 2:10 p.m. Dec. 14, 2021 Monterey County lifted the debris flow evacuation warning.

Highway 1 will remain closed at Deetjen's Big Sur Resport and Ragged Point until further noticed.

Read more: Highway 1 closed on Big Sur Coast after Monterey County evacuations

UPDATE 11:04 a.m. Dec. 14, 2021 Monterey County announced they are downgrading evacuation orders to warnings in Monterey County.

The areas where orders have been downgraded include the following:

• Pine Canyon Rd, Salinas CA, including: Trimble Hill, Mesa Rd, Manzanita Way, Wildwood
Way, Redding Dr, Belmont Circle, and the southwest end of Berry Drive.
• Limekiln Rd, Salinas CA
• 800 Block of River Rd, Salinas CA
• Dolan Fire Burn Scar

Despite this, the county said Highway 1 remains closed at Deetjen's Big Sur Resort and Ragged Point until further notice.

ORIGINAL STORY

Monterey County updated their evacuation warning to an evacuation order for areas of River Road in Salinas Monday afternoon.

The county said rainfall amounts are likely to meet thresholds for increased risk of debris flow activity. Debris flow is a fast moving mass of mud, rocks, boulders, trees and sometimes homes or vehicles that can often be deadly to those in their path. Those located below or downstream of the burn areas are at an increased risk for flooding and should be prepared to leave quickly if necessary.

Evacuation orders are effective immediately for these areas:

  • Pine Canyon Rd in Salinas, including: Trimble Hill, Mesa Rd, Manzanita Way, Wildwood Way, Redding Dr, Belmont Circle, and the southwest end of Berry Drive
  • Limekiln Rd, Salinas
  • 800 Block of River Rd, Salinas

Evacuation warnings are in effect immediately for these areas:

  • Dolan Fire Burn Scar

An Evacuation warning means there is potential threat to life or property and those who need more time to evacuate of have pets and livestock should leave now.

The county says Highway 1 will also be closed at Deetjen's Big Sur Resort and Ragged Point beginning Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Cal OES is also prepositioning resources near the River Fire.

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For the latest evacuation orders and warnings in Monterey County, view the map below.

This story was updated to include the Evacuation Warning turned into a Evacuation Order as of Dec. 13, 3:11 p.m.

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Lisa Principi

Lisa Principi is a reporter at KION News Channel 5/46.

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Victor Guzman is the Assistant News Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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