Rockslides Close Big Sur, Yosemite Roadways

There are ways around the rockslides, but they add several hours to one's trip.

The sun may be out, but across Northern California the impact of this weekend's storms is still being felt.

There are at least three incident of rock slides to tell you about.

Rocks slammed down a steep hill in San Francisco's Telegraph Hill Monday morning smashing a car and forcing evacuations at a nearby apartment building.

So the south: Highway 1 south of Big Sur is closed in both directions due  to a rock slide. The slide happened about 25 miles south of Big Sur and from the picture above you can tell that it will take several days to clean up. 

There is also a slide near Yosemite on Highway 120 (pictured below). The National Park Service is assessing the damage and what it will take to repair it. Yosemite reminds travels that the park is still accessible via Highways 140 and 41. The storm was blamed for one death over the weekend inside the park. Heavy winds toppled a tree that landed on a cabin where a park employee laid sleepting. He was killed by the impact.

Forecasters say the storm door is officially closed. There is no more rain in the forecast.

The rain turned to snow in the Sierra with many Tahoe ski resorts reporting multiple feet of new snow on the mountains.

The rain totals over the past five days are still about 50 percent less than what they should be for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service.  It reports betweetn Thursday to Monday morning, more than 4 inches of rain fell in Napa, Santa Rosa got nearly 7 inches, 2.5 inches fell on San Francisco, and 2 inches were reported at Oakland International Airport.

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