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Mud and rock slide stops traffic on PCH in Malibu; now just one lane is open for both directions

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

MALIBU — Traffic was snarled on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Monday due to a mud and rock slide that blocked both sides of the roadway.

The slide was reported about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on PCH at Big Rock Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The road was shut down in both directions while Caltrans crews worked to clear the debris. The result was a frustrating morning commute as drivers sought alternate routes to navigate the area.

One lane was reopened about 9 a.m. Monday, with traffic alternating in each direction, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

There was no immediate timeline for when the rest of the road might reopen.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.