Parts of PCH, SR-23 closed as rain pounds SoCal

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Caltrans has shut down multiple stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway as well as State Route 23 in Malibu on Thursday morning as a storm continued to drench the Southland.

The wet weather caused mud and rockslides, and downed power trees and power lines, which prompted the road closures.

As of 4:15 p.m., the following parts of the PCH were closed:

  • Santa Monica: The northbound side of the highway is closed at the Ocean Avenue on-ramp. Traffic from the westbound 10 Freeway is being diverted at the Lincoln Boulevard off-ramp.
  • Pacific Palisades: Northbound PCH is shut down at Chautauqua Boulevard, while the southbound lanes are closed at Temescal Canyon Road.

Meanwhile, the northbound side of the PCH has been reopened at Puerco Canyon Road in Malibu after being shut down for several hours.

A highway that runs into PCH has also been closed:

  • Malibu: State Route 23 is shut down at between Pacific Coast Highway and Sycamore Canyon Road.

Elsewhere, the 5 Freeway was closed through the Grapevine for hours due to snow and ice. It reopened around 3:40 p.m., according to Caltrans.

And in the North Hollywood area, rain flooded part of the northbound 101 Freeway at the 170 Freeway interchange, prompting lane closures there, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Heavy rain and snow continued into the early afternoon Thursday as a powerful winter storm lashes Southern California. The rain has since tapered off, with lighter showers forecast through Friday morning before giving way to clear skies, the National Weather Service says.

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