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Rockslide Closes Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point

The closure was caused by a large boulder that landed on the highway near the intersection with Beach Road.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Story updated at 8:13 a.m. Jan. 10, 2014 to add when the road is expected to open. Originally posted at 7:42 a.m.

Both north and southbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point were closed by a rockslide Friday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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.

Orange County Sheriff's officials tweeted the closure will last until noon.

– City News Service

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