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.
#SR27 #TopangaCynBlvd is OPEN. All debris, mud and clean-up operation completed. The contractor and Caltrans Maintenance forces worked together to get the highway cleared and opened within 30 hours of original closure. @CHPsouthern @NWSLosAngeles pic.twitter.com/JjU7zAwhjH
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 4, 2018
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.
Crews are working to clear State Route 27 (Topanga Canyon Boulevard) and make highway safe for driving. For now, SR-27 is closed from PCH to Grand View. Check https://t.co/xbyTKr1JsE for updates on travel conditions. #CAstorm #LArain pic.twitter.com/fA3azCm0kR
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 3, 2018