Crews clear rock slide that blocked Malibu artery

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MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Crews have cleared a rock slide that blocked one lane of a main Malibu artery for nearly two hours, causing traffic backups on several connecting roads.

California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada says the slide happened shortly before 7 a.m. near the tunnel in the southbound lane of Las Virgenes Road.

Posada says the two-lane road, a key route between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley, was cleared by 8:42 a.m.

Television images showed cars slowly maneuvering into the northbound lane to avoid the pile of rocks and dust.

Traffic backed up for a time on Las Virgenes and on nearby Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway.

 

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