This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A new video released by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has revealed the massive scale of a devastating landslide that buried a portion of Highway 1 recently.

“No words needed but here’s a few,” began a tweet from Caltrans District 5 on Monday, just two days after the slide. “Million tons of rock/dirt, about 1/3 mile of roadway covered 35-40 feet deep.”

“Mother Nature hard at work,” Caltrans added.

The slide is just the latest challenge for Caltrans crews along the Central Coast, where the wettest winter in decades has led to a bridge failure and partial collapse of a section of heavily traveled Highway 17.

Read the full story on

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified where the mudslide occurred. This post has been updated.