Highway 41 is still closed after the rockslide that took place Wednesday afternoon

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Highway 41 shut down Wednesday afternoon after Caltrans received numerous calls of a rockslide.

More than 24 hours later the highway is still shut down and drivers are asked to take alternative routes. 

Elizabeth Yelton is the Public Information Officer for Kings and Madera County Caltrans. 

Yelton says they are waiting until a geologist clears the area before they open the highway back up. 

As of right now Caltrans has highway 41 blocked off at the intersection of 41 and road 145.  

Jackson Grody lives close by the rockslide. He says he did not know about the rockslide but the news isn’t surprising. 

“We were coming down last night and the road was blocked,” says Grody. 

Tim McClurg is the Maintenance Superintendent for Caltrans District 6. 

He says right now the area is very dangerous and with more rain in the forecast he is worried another rockslide could occur. 

“So, as the rains hit it only becomes worse,” says McClurg. “So, absolutely we are concerned with that.”

According to Caltrans their number one priority is safety and they are thankful no one was hurt.

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