MALIBU—Heavy weekend rains caused a rockslide in Malibu that forced the closure of lanes on the Pacific Coast Highway. A pair of large boulders fell on the highway Monday, July 20, causing debris to keep falling through the night.
Firefighters pulled the boulders off the road, but given that more rocks kept hitting the roadway, one lane of the highway was closed in both directions to ensure the safety of commuters. The closure was between Big Rock Canyon and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
State transportation workers arrived to assess the situation to see when the road could be re-opened again. As of 11 p.m. yesterday, it appeared as though traffic was moving in both directions.
Caltrans geologists arrived on the scene on Tuesday, July 21 to study the rockslide. This area has been historically prone to rockslides and landslides.