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Old 03-17-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Chunk of Calif. coastal highway falls into Pacific

Chunk of Calif. coastal highway falls into Pacific

CARMEL, Calif. A stretch of California's coastal highway is closed to traffic indefinitely after a chunk of the road fell into the Pacific Ocean.

State transportation workers are scrambling to repair Highway 1 in Monterey County near Rocky Creek Bridge.

A 40-foot section of the two-lane highway crumbled just after 5 p.m. Wednesday following several days of rainy weather. All of the southbound lane is gone, and the soil under the northbound lane also is giving way.

The California Highway Patrol says no one was injured in the slide.

It's not immediately clear what caused the slide or how long the highway will be closed.

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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It's not immediately clear what caused the slide or how long the highway will be closed.

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? Gravity? . Thanks for the info need to redo the travel plans
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This is further North, but typical of Hwy 1 on the California Coast:

The coast between Pacifica and Montara is unsurpassed in scenic beauty. Carved out of the steep cliff sides, Route 1 hugs the coastline for much of the distance between these two towns. In one part, the road crosses the aptly named Devil's Slide region, a steep, unstable geological formation. This section of road has a long history of closure due to rockslides and land slippage. One of the longest road closures happened in 1995. It lasted 158 days, and cost almost $3 million to repair.

Following many years of public input and careful evaluation of alternatives, Devil's Slide will be by-passed by two inland tunnels, providing a safe, dependable highway between Pacifica and Montara.

There was a great documentary film made on the Construction of Hwy 1 from Southern California to Northern Oregon. It was shown on the History Channel a couple of years ago.
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This is just the beginning... It won't be too long and the rest of the state will follow.
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This is one of the prettiest drives we have ever seen.
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Having lived for 12 years in San Francisco I can tell you it happens all the time. That route is gorgeous but there's usually some portion of it under repair. Still well worth the drive. Nina
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I keep hearing that CA will someday slide off into the ocean, perhaps that is an indicator.
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I keep hearing that CA will someday slide off into the ocean, perhaps that is an indicator.
Can hardly wait, we are at 1,100 feet here in Shadow Hills so will have Beach Front property. I will send out a letter when we open our new RV Beach Resort . Yall come ya hear
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I think PCH fell because of the japan problem. Calif is on the other side of the big plate. Calif might see a big quake soon because of this.
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I think PCH fell because of the japan problem. Calif is on the other side of the big plate. Calif might see a big quake soon because of this.
They're not the only one, that plate affects more than just Cali .
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If it falls in the ocean, do they still owe all that money?
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