Updated: PCH Westbound Traffic Stopped Due to Rockslide

[Update: 9:30 p.m.] Westbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway at Las Tunas Canyon Road, West of Topanga Canyon Blvd., remained closed overnight from Monday, July 20, to Tuesday, July 21.

Traffic heading westbound into Malibu Tuesday morning will be redirected into the median and both lanes of eastbound traffic heading toward Santa Monica will use both eastbound lanes as usual, according to the L.A. County Sheriffs Department.

The rockslide, which was ongoing through 9:30 p.m. Monday, will be studied by Caltrans geologists Tuesday morning. The area has historically been prone to rockslides and landslides.

[Update: 8:10 p.m.] Traffic is moving on Pacific Coast Highway through Eastern Malibu, with westbound traffic diverted onto eastbound lanes of PCH, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, following a rockslide.

One lane of traffic is open in each direction, and Caltrans is on its way to the scene.

There is no estimate for the road to be reopened.

There have been no injuries reported due to the rockslide.

All westbound traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Eastern Malibu was at a standstill Monday evening due to a rockslide.

Sheriffs reported the slide, near 19000 PCH, at about 7:15 p.m. Monday, and as of 7:25 all traffic was at a standstill in Eastern Malibu just west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.

“We’re attempting to set up a clear lane through the center divider to allow westbound traffic,” said Lt. Lecrivain with the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs Station.

Responders from L.A. County Sheriffs and Caltrans are on scene. 

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