Section of PCH closed by rockslide

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DANA POINT (CNS) – Both north and southbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point have been closed by a rockslide, the California Highway Patrol said today.

The closure was caused by a large boulder that landed on the highway near the intersection with Beach Road, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Andy Ferguson said.

Ferguson said the rock fall was reported around 3:55 a.m. and that several vehicles had been damaged, but it was not clear if this was from collisions with the boulder or with other vehicles.

Ferguson said deputies at the scene had estimated the boulder size at 10- feet-by-20 feet.

A CHP dispatcher said the duration of the closure was not known.

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