Laguna landslide cleanup could mean delays

Cleanup in the wake of the Nov. 1 landslide in north Laguna Beach could cause traffic delays for the next month. 

One northbound lane of Coast Highway was closed earlier this week as crews cleaned up the dirt and rocks that slid onto North Coast Highway, about 500 feet north of Moro Ridge Road, Caltrans spokeswoman Cindy Azima said.

No one was hurt and no cars were damaged in the slide, which occurred about 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Azima said. The slide’s cause has not been determined, she said.

Caltrans and the California Department of Parks and Recreation are working together to clean up the debris, according to Azima.

Caltrans engineers determined additional work is needed to stabilize the area, according to Azima. 

Drivers heading north out of Laguna Beach and south from Newport Beach on Coast Highway could encounter delays during the work, she said. 

—Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce

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