Monday, December 1, 2014

Mudslides Close Nine-Mile Stretch of Pacific Coast Highway

To ensure the safety of motorists, a nine-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) remains closed in both directions this morning after rockslides and mudflows left tons of debris on the roadway in the wake of heavy rainfall on Sunday, Nov. 30. The closed segment extends from Yerba Buena Road to Las Posas Road (see map below), between Malibu and Oxnard, an area that was hard hit by the Springs Fire in 2013.

Caltrans maintenance, traffic and geotechnical personnel are on site. Cleanup efforts continue. It is currently unclear when the road will be reopened. Forecasted rain could extend the closure. While SR-1 remains closed, you may want to use US 101 as your alternate route. Heading northbound on PCH, electronic message signs are directing motorists to use Kanan Dume Road to access US 101.