Demolition of Houses Is Delayed a Few Days

The anticipated demolition of two ridgetop homes teetering above Pacific Coast Highway was delayed until today or Friday, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The tear-down, slated for Wednesday, was delayed to give homeowners more time to remove belongings.

Caltrans workers are trying to make a 500-foot-long earthen berm 14 feet high, she said, to contain the rocks, dirt and boulders that continue to slide down from the bluff.

A concrete rail is positioned behind the berm as an additional barrier.

The highway remains closed indefinitely between Las Flores Canyon Road and Topanga Canyon Road.

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