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Mudslide shuts Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County

A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County was shut down in both directions early Sunday because of a mudslide, authorities said. The slide occurred about 5:40 a.m., prompting the road's closure between Calleguas Creek and Mugu Rock. Reopening the highway was expected to take up to four hours or more, according to a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.  A nine-mile stretch of the highway -- between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads -- just reopened Friday after being closed in late November due to mud and rock slides. The months-long road closure was necessary to stabilize the road and make sure drivers were safe, California Highway Patrol officials...

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