Pacific Palisades News
Landslide Causes Road Closure
By Helya Askari
Mar 21, 2013 - 2:18:32 PM

PACIFIC PALISADES—A landslide on Pacific Coast Highway near Temescal Canyon Road resulted in a road closure that took 6 hours to clean up. The incident occurred on Thursday, March 21 at approximately 4:15 a.m.


According to the Malibu Sheriff’s office, the landslide did not cause any injuries or accidents, but the debris from the slide did result in the closure of the northbound section of PCH between Temescal Canyon Road and West Coastline Drive, forcing commuters to take the 405 and the 101 freeways as alternate routes.

A running garden hose is reported to have been the cause of the incident.  While some reports indicated that the collapse of a seemingly loose tree was expected, no such accident has been reported. The northbound side of the PCH was reopened just before 12:00 p.m. after being closed for several hours.


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