Landslide in California closes highway

Landslide in California closes highway
Posted at 10:58 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 19:15:53-04

BIG SUR, CA (CNN) - Roughly 1,500 feet of a state highway in California is closed after a landslide.

According to the California Department of Transportation, more than one million tons of rock and dirt are blocking part of state highway one in Monterey County.

The portion of the slide covering the highway could be up to 40 feet deep.

Officials plan to assess the area when it becomes stable.

For now, there is no estimate for when highway one will reopen in the area.

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