A portion of State Route 1 in California has been buried under 35-40 feet of earth after a massive landslide.
It happened on Saturday, May 20th, on State Route 1 in the Big Sur region of California, just 65 miles northwest of San Luis Obispo.
According to the California Highway Patrol, over a quarter mile of the highway has been covered in tons of dirt, rock, and debris.
— Claire Masteller (@ccmasteller) May 24, 2017
The landslide took out the highway and slid all the way down to 250 feet past the shore.
No injuries were reported.
The 40-foot layer of earth has forced authorities to restrict access to the highway completely. It is unknown when the highway will be reopened.
— Caltrans District 5 (@CaltransD5) May 22, 2017
This portion of the Pacific Coast Highway had already been closed temporarily since January due to previous landslides.
Locals are guessing it will be at least 1 year before the highway is opened again.