Science — May 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm

big Sur Landslide Buries Highway

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Tons of dirt and stones are blocking the coastal scenic highway in California’s Big Sur region.

A portion of the Pacific Coast Highway, considered by some to be one of the most scenic drives in the US, was buried by a massive landslide, the California Department of Transportation said.

On Saturday, more than 1 million tons of rock and dirt fell down the slope and into the ocean about 65 miles northwest of San Luis Obispo.

“We haven’t been able to go up there and assess. It’s still moving,” Cruz told AP. “We have geologists and engineers who are going to check it out this week to see how do we pick up the pieces.”

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office posted aerial video on Facebook showing a section of the coastal highway, which was covered by the landslide.

“The slide went from bad to worse over the weekend and the video will give you a glimpse at the undertaking needed to open the road again,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.

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