Madatory Evacuations and Closures in Big Sur Wednesday Update

The latest evacuation information for the Pfeiffer Fire

Kiki Jones, Director of Digital Content, kikijones@kionrightnow.com
POSTED: 08:19 AM PST Dec 17, 2013    UPDATED: 08:54 AM PST Dec 18, 2013 
Evacuated Residents of Big Sur
BIG SUR, Calif. -

There are mandatory evacuations and road closures for some residents in the Big Sur area.

The evacuations of Pfeiffer Ridge Road remain in effect and include the following: Sycamore Canyon Road on the south to Clear Ridge on the north Highway 1 on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Tuesday afternoon emergency crews issued an evacuation watch for people living west of Highway 1 between Fernwood and River Inn. Notices are being personally delivered by officers.

The following road closures are still in place: Clear Ridge Road Pfeiffer Ridge Road and River End to Pfeiffer Ridge Road. Highway 1 is open but be prepared as there will be additional traffic due to emergency vehicles.

Affected residents, who need emergency assistance from the American Red Cross can call the 24-hour Client Assistance hotline at 831-320-9989 to speak with a Red Cross caseworker. There is also an evacuation center at Fernwood Resort.