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Mudslide closes another portion of PCH in Malibu

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A mudslide closed a third portion of Pacific Coast Highway in the Malibu area Friday morning.

The highway was initially shut down in both directions at the 20200 block, a little west of Big Rock, due to the slide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department posted at 8:50 a.m. on X, formerly Twitter.

Video shared by the Sheriff’s Department showed a bulldozer pushing rocks and debris off of the closed highway.

Traffic on the impacted stretch of PCH through Malibu had backed up significantly by the time the eastbound lanes and one westbound lane reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m.

A mudslide closed a portion of PCH in the Big Rock area on Feb. 23, 2024.
A mudslide closed a portion of PCH in the Big Rock area on Feb. 23, 2024. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Meanwhile, another closure remains in place on PCH less than 10 miles away.

The highway was closed in both directions Wednesday from Latigo Canyon Road to Corral Canyon Road.

One lane is still closed as of Friday with officials not planning to fully reopen the area until after a storm that is forecast to hit later this weekend.

A third closure remains in effect in both directions on Malibu Canyon Road following a mudslide on Wednesday.

This image taken from video shows a Malibu Canyon Road landslide on Feb. 21, 2024.
This image taken from video shows a Malibu Canyon Road landslide on Feb. 21, 2024. (KTLA via third party)

Video shared with KTLA showed several cars were nearly crushed when the hillside collapsed during the morning commute.



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