MISSION VIEJO : Mission Viejo Mall Off-Ramp Is Closed

The northbound Crown Valley Parkway off-ramp on Interstate 5 will be closed indefinitely while geologists study a nearby hillside that appears to be slipping toward the ramp, officials said Wednesday.

Recently, geologists of the California Department of Transportation have noticed the hillside near the Mission Viejo Mall is approaching the off-ramp, said Gloria Carrillo, a Caltrans spokeswoman. After Monday’s rains, mud oozed across the off-ramp and demolished two light poles and a signpost, she said.

“The ramp will be closed until further notice,” Carrillo said.