Pacific Coast Highway reopens after crew clears debris from mudslide

Work crews remove mud and debris earlier from a landslide that closed Pacific Coast Highway between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads. The highway reopened on Friday.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County has reopened after crews finished clearing mud and rocks this week that closed sections of the road beginning in November.

The final nine-mile stretch of the highway was cleared between Las Posas and Yerba Buena roads and traffic began flowing shortly after 2 p.m Friday. That stretch of road was closed after rock- and mudslides left 4 to 6 feet of  debris.

The closure was necessary to stablize the road and make sure drivers were safe, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Workers moved 40,000 yards of dirt to rebuild slopes washed away by the rainstorm and used a crane to move boulders to stabilize the slopes.


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