Is Highway 68 still open? See the latest road information as the Salinas River floods

Update (11:30 pm Jan 13): The Salinas River at the Highway 68 bridge peaked around 10:00 am on Friday and has been slowly receding ever since. This reduces the likelihood of flooding the bridge or breaking dikes and flooding elsewhere. On Thursday night, the Salinas River officially reached full height in the Highway 68 area. Is Highway 68 open? Yes! At 11:30 pm, Highway 68, south of Salinas, was still open. Is Highway 1 North of Marina open? Yes. At 11:30 PM, Highway 1 was still open. Which roads are closed? Here are some road closures caused by the flooding of the Salinas River. Reservation Road on Hilltown RoadDavis Road between Hitchcock and Reservation Gonzales River BridgeRiver Road from Gonzales to SoledadSalinas River Crossing to Metz RoadThis article was last updated at 11:30 pm.

Update (23:30 on January 13th): The Salinas River at the Highway 68 bridge peaked around 10am on Friday and has been slowly receding ever since. This reduces the likelihood of flooding the bridge or breaking dikes and flooding elsewhere.


On Thursday night, the Salinas River officially reached the full stage in the region of Route 68.

Is Highway 68 open?

Yes! At 11:30 pm, Highway 68, south of Salinas, was still open.

Is Highway 1 North of Marina open?

Yes. At 11:30 PM, Highway 1 was still open.

Which roads are closed?

Here are some road closures caused by the Salinas River flooding.

  • Reserve road on Hilltown Road
  • Davis Road between Hitchcock and Reserve
  • Gonzales River Bridge
  • River road from Gonzales to Soledad
  • Crossing the Salinas River to the Metz road

This article was last updated on 23:30

Video Below: Sheriff Nieto: Evacuation update and road closures (January 12)