State officials are saying highway damage from storms has topped $1 billion for the first time in California history. Last year's damages totaled $660 million. This year's initial estimate does not include a massive weekend landslide that wiped out part of Highway 1 in Big Sur.
The slide happened Saturday. It covers almost 15-hundred feet of the highway and extends into the ocean. It is estimated that well over one-million tons of rock and dirt crashed down the mountain.
You can see the full extent of the damage and a get a sense of just how massive the landslide was in the aerial video from the Monterey County Sheriff's Department below. There vehicles parked on either side of the road for perspective.