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Traffic Alert: PCH Now Open

Authorities fear a rock slide in the area.

PCH is closed north of Yerba Buena. Patch file photo.
PCH is closed north of Yerba Buena. Patch file photo.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally posted at 6:55 a.m. Feb. 28, 2014. An earlier version of this story reported the closure started at Decker Canyon. According to Caltrans, which is responsible for the state highway, the closure begins at Yerba Buena. 

UPDATE at 12:06 p.m.: That stretch of Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu that had been closed due to possible mud and rockslides is being REOPENED, according to Patrick Chandler of Caltrans. He says motorists should continue to drive cautiously through the area, since there could still be some small falling debris. "We really need people to drive through there really slow," he says.

Original story:

A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway was closed in the Malibu are today because of possible rockslides, authorities said.

The roadway was closed between Yerba Buena Road and Las Posas, according to Caltrans. 

We're looking to open it up between and 4 p.m. today, said Caltrans spokesman Patrick Chandler.

The California Highway Patrol said debris from a rockslide on Kanan Dume Road trapped two vehicles around 4:30 a.m. About a half hour later, two other slides were reported in the general area: one on Malibu Canyon Road just north of PCH, and another near Piuma Road, the CHP reported.

--City News Service

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