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Sheared hydrant closes portion of PCH in Malibu

A sheared hydrant closed a portion of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

March 22, 2011 12:19:28 AM PDT
A sheared hydrant closed a portion of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Tuesday.

Authorities said a traffic accident left the hydrant sending up a plume of water in the 20800 block of Pacific Coast Highway shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Eastbound lanes were closed east of Las Flores for an unknown duration.