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[*] posted on 10-1-2018 at 08:59 PM
HWY 5 bridge washout by Gonzaga


The new road is washed out. Lots of pictures and good road reports over on Talk Baja. For those that do not do Facebook, Can't help you out.
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[*] posted on 10-1-2018 at 09:14 PM


Hi, we got almost 6” of rain today at KM 46 on Hwy 5 south of San Felipe. Water is running down the arroyo next to the house. There seems to be a lot of beach erosion from the wind (30 mph or so). They are working on Hwy 5 between KM60 and KM75 so it is likely in really bad shape around KM60 where the wash crosses Hwy 5. More news tomorrow after it’s light. Seems like power was off in San Felipe today too.
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[*] posted on 10-1-2018 at 09:22 PM


:light:Lots of damage-worthy pics. These are some San Felipe images from earlier today.

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[*] posted on 10-1-2018 at 09:32 PM


Thanks Ken for the photos!



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[*] posted on 10-1-2018 at 10:04 PM


and thank the original posters at Talk Baja as well.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 12:24 AM


Norte, thank you for the information and photos.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 06:12 AM


Appreciate info and conditions as able, and thanx for photos.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 09:55 AM


I've stayed at that hotel, bottom picture.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 09:58 AM


We are heading down next Saturday taking the 5 down to the 1 and south from there can't wait for the adventure what's the word on Hurricane Sergio
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 11:06 AM


I received an update from some folks at Gonzaga. Not looking too good.


"""There is a bridge washed out at K122, or 15 miles north of Gonzaga. You can get around on the west side with clearance and 4 wheel drive. They met XXXX at the washout and he said there were 3 or 4 more washouts before Huerfanito.
One is impossible to pass. They are trying to get reports on Hwy. 1 now."""

Have also heard that the military is closing the 5 from Mexicali to Gonzaga for 3-4 days.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 11:16 AM


:o what a mess!
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 12:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
:o what a mess!


ah common, how could that Be!
I have it on irrefutable authority (mtgoat 666) that the whole storm was a nothingburger.

so ? Fake News?
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 01:24 PM


Just got another update:

Currently no way to get to Gonzaga. 15 washouts that require 4wd and one that is impassable. On Hwy 1, Catavina is "under water".
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 01:39 PM


Catavina "dips" are often wet even after periods of no storms....but the storms really fill them up. They also seem to always be broken up pavement at their low points.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 03:47 PM


I've always wondered why they wouldn't build bridges to span the Catavina dips. Aside from the obvious monetary reasons, it seems best to let the arroyos swell/retreat beneath a structure then to always be in a constant state of repair/restoration.
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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 03:50 PM


One problem with Catavina is it is in the middle of nowhere. Long commute for the workers or a camp needs to be set-up. A complication.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 09:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by OCEANUS  
I've always wondered why they wouldn't build bridges to span the Catavina dips. Aside from the obvious monetary reasons, it seems best to let the arroyos swell/retreat beneath a structure then to always be in a constant state of repair/restoration.


Bridges cost a lot. A lot!
The arroyo xings in catavina are cheap. When they are undriveable, it’s for just a few hours, perhaps a day.
For the limited traffic, existing xings are adequate, and very thrifty!

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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 09:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by caj13  
Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
:o what a mess!


ah common, how could that Be!
I have it on irrefutable authority (mtgoat 666) that the whole storm was a nothingburger.

so ? Fake News?


In so cal the weatherman was wrong! Barely a sprinkle!
Nothing burger! Medium rare, No cheese!




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[*] posted on 10-2-2018 at 09:38 PM


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[*] posted on 10-3-2018 at 08:39 AM


Photo by Heather posted today on Facebook's Puertecitos Happenings page. This is around Km. 122 (between Cinco Islas, Okie Landing and Punta Bufeo. Another says Km. 128):


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