Portion of Topanga Canyon Blvd. Closed After Mudslide Reopens

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Four miles of Topanga Canyon Boulevard were reopened, Caltrans officials said Saturday evening, after that portion of the roadway remained closed earlier in the day as crews continued to clean up debris from a mudslide near Malibu.

Rain triggered mudflow in Topanga before 10 a.m. Friday, forcing officials to shut down Topanga Canyon Boulevard between Pacific Coast Highway and Grand View Drive. No injuries were reported.

At about 6:30 p.m., Caltrans officials tweeted that the entire boulevard was open again after mud and debris were cleared away.

The closure did not affect the highway, CHP Officer Elizabeth Kravig said.

Showers could continue in the Topanga area through Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Caltrans officials initially said they were not expecting to reopen Topanga Canyon Boulevard until Sunday or Monday.

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