PLACERVILLE, Calif. March 15, 2019 – Eleven Pines Road in the Georgetown Ranger District of the Eldorado National Forest is closed between Wentworth Springs Road and the Rubicon River at Ellicot Bridge due to recent storm damage from an active landslide which moved a section of the road. The slide is located approximately 4 miles north of the Wentworth Springs intersection in one of the multiple sites that were repaired on Eleven Pines Road last year after the storm damage that occurred in 2017.
Slides along Eleven Pines Road are likely to keep occurring especially in wet years until the vegetation recovers from the 2014 King Fire which burned severely in this area. The root systems and water uptake of mature trees and shrubs add stability to the slopes. Because the vegetation has not completely recovered, the slopes continue to be prone to failure.
For more information on current conditions in the Eldorado National Forest, visit the forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado/ .