Friday, May 3, 2013

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY RE-OPENS FOLLOWING SPRINGS FIRE: Traffic Being Escorted for Safety


State of California • Department of Transportation  
TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Date: May 3, 2013
Dist. 7: Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Contact: Lauren Wonder (213) 276-4045 cell
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY RE-OPENS FOLLOWING SPRINGS FIRE
Traffic Being Escorted for Safety

Camarillo/Malibu — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has re-opened Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) between Las Posas Road in Camarillo to Mulholland Drive north of Malibu following the Camarillo Springs Fire. Ventura County Fire Department officials have knocked down the fire in that area, but the hillside is subject to falling debris and rockslides as there is little vegetation. 

The California Highway Patrol will escort vehicles through the area led by a Caltrans truck in order to review any active slides and stop traffic if necessary. Caltrans also plans to place trucks along the shoulder to protect motorists from areas where debris is coming down the hill.

Tomorrow, a Caltrans geologist will survey the hillside to determine its stability and determine whether the highway needs to be closed to remove debris. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive carefully through the area or take U.S. Highway 101 as an alternate route.

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