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Mudslides Close Portions Of Pacific Coast Highway

Nearly 10 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway remains closed Monday morning after a rock and mudslide blocked part of the road.

Officials said PCH is closed from Las Posas Road in Camarillo to Yerba Buena road in Malibu.

California Highway Patrol said Highway 101 would most likely be the best alternate route for commuters.

This mudslide happened Sunday just before 1:30 in the afternoon after the coast got nearly an inch and a half of rain. After the rain fell the hillside literally started to melt. With mud, debris and, water flowing down the hillside.

The Ventura County Fire Department said they responded to several separate slides of mud, rock and boulders in the area.

A large mudslide near Sycamore Cove stranded about 15 vehicles on the PCH. Up to three feet of mud covered the highway at Mugu Rock.

This is where the cliffs were charred by the Springs Fire. Park rangers said sharp rocks had destroyed wheels on cars driving between Ventura County and Malibu. Right now workers are cleaning this stretch of highway.

They are also trying to stabilize the unstable dirt and rocks along the road.

Heavier rains are forecast to begin Tuesday as part of a storm. That storm could bring a few more inches of rain to this area.

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