Updated: PCH Closed Again At Mugu Rock in Ventura County

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Caltrans says repairs on Pacific Coast Highway near county line could last through until the end of January. On Tuesday, rock climbers scaled mountainsides to knock unsteady rocks loose. 

[Update: 11:45 a.m. Monday] PCH has fully reopened in both directions at Mugu Rock, according to a report published by the City of Malibu.


 Pacific Coast Highway is closed in both directions at Mugu Rock in Ventura County due to a major mudslide, according to an alert issued by the City of Malibu.

This closure comes less than 48 hours after the roadway reopened following a 77-day closure due to mudslides and other weather issues in the months of December and January.

There is no word as to when the highway will be reopened.

The land above PCH at Mugu Rock, between Las Posas Rd. in Oxnard and Yerba Buena Rd. in unincorporated Ventura County, was made unstable due to the Springs Fire in early 2013. Since then, the roadway has suffered several closures as rainstorms have shaken loose waves of mud and debris.

State and local government agencies have worked on and off since 2013 to find a solution to the issue, the latest work including new cement barriers and wire netting on slopes meant to protect the road.

Despite the nearly three month closure from 2014-2015, this weekend’s rainstorm has already shut the road down.