A Landslide Took Out More Than A Quarter Mile Of The Pacific Coast Highway

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.

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.

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.

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