Sections of the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles have been shut down due to mudslides and flooding over the weekend, after heavy rain, the California Department of Transportation announced.
Drivers said it happened fast - a pool of rocks, branches and mud gushed over the highway, bringing traffic to a sudden stop. The Pacific Coast Highway, a north-south route, will be closed from Las Posas Road in Ventura County to Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu until at least Monday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the nearby Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire burn areas. Residents and motorists are asked to "be extra cautious and watch for mud, rocks, and other debris in roadways, particularly in canyons and the burn areas."
Flash flood watches are also in effect throughout the L.A. and Ventura counties, including the cities of Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Long Beach, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank and Universal City. said the mud seemed to keep coming and they had to wade through several inches of the muck to get to their house. No injuries were reported.