PCH reopens after 11-hour landslide closure

Carmageddon Returns To Los Angeles

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Heavy traffic on Pacific Coast Highway near Sunset Boulevard as drivers try to find alternative ways around the 405 freeway closure during Carmageddon on Sept. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles.

All lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles are open again after a landslide forced a shutdown of about 11 hours.

The Thursday slide closed the northbound lanes of the major coastal route at Temescal Canyon Road in the Pacific Palisades area at about 4 a.m.

The slide came down a hillside from a home above, and had lawn furniture stuck in it. No injuries were reported.

TV news reports showed a bulldozer moving dirt from the landslide, and Caltrans crews put up several concrete barriers at the base of the slide. The lanes were reopened at about 3 p.m.

Below is a map with the location of the northbound lane closure and the detour route:


View Temescal Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA in a larger map

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