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Rock slide closes parts of PCH in Malibu

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

On Monday, Malibu commuters were dealing with yet another rock slide that shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway. Similar slides have shut down the highway several times over the past month due to winter storms.  

The latest slide was reported just before midnight as mud, dirt, and rock spilled onto the southbound side of PCH from Big Rock Drive to Los Flores Canyon. Drivers approaching from the south side of the closure were redirected and were told to take the 10 Freeway to the 101 or 405 freeways. As of 11 p.m. Monday night, one lane has reopened while the other remain closed.

Many people got caught up in the closure on their way to work. Malibu Canyon Road to the north of the closure is another way to get around it, officials said. 

Video from the scene showed some drivers waiting it out. However, sheriff’s officials called it an active rock slide. So, while the debris may not cover all the northbound and southbound lanes, they are not allowing traffic to pass through. 

Traffic was backed up on PCH after another rock slide in Malibu.

Deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were at the scene to make sure the roadway remained clear as crews continued stabilizing the hillside.

It’s unknown when the lanes will fully reopen. For the latest traffic update, check out FOX 11’s traffic map, as well as alerts from California’s DOT.

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About the Author
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.