Mudslide shuts down PCH near Point Mugu Rock

The California Highway Patrol shut down Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu Rock due to a mudslide on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

A mudslide near Point Mugu Rock shut down both lanes of Pacific Coast Highway Sunday morning.

California Highway Patrol received a call around 4 a.m. regarding a mudslide between Las Posas and Deer Creek roads.

Caltrans crews were using sweepers to clear the remaining dirt from the highway.

As of Sunday night, PCH remained closed due to heavy rain. Caltrans crews said they would re-evaluate opening the highway in the morning. No further information was immediately available.

On Friday, authorities had reopened the final three miles of a nine-mile stretch of PCH north of Malibu that had been inundated with mud and rocks during December storms. In addition, high surf washed away slopes below some parts of the highway.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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