MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) - UPDATE ON NOV. 18, 2023 - Elkhorn Road reopened this afternoon sooner than expected. Crews were able to clear the silt clogging the culvert.
Public Works crews spent their Saturday morning responding to multiple post-storm flooding situations in North Monterey County. The county said the most serious one resulted in a road closure for public safety.
Elkhorn Road was closed between 925 Elkhorn Rd. in Royal oaks and 1111 Elkhorn Road in Watsonville. Heavy mud and silt run-off from agricultural fields could be seen flowing over the road.
The county said the location of the flooding is near Kirby Road, where a similar situation caused a slip-out and the road completely washed out back in 2017. Those repairs took years to complete; it was full opened in August 2023.