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No estimate for Highway 1 reopening after massive landslide

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Monterey Mud Slide
An enormous landslide covers Highway 1 in Monterey County after the soil gave way Saturday evening.

A major landslide in Monterey County covered roughly 1,500 feet of state Highway 1 with more than 1 million tons of rock and dirt Saturday evening, according to Caltrans.

A series of five slides in the Mud Creek area, 9 miles north of the San Luis Obispo County line, consolidated into a single slide reaching all the way down to the ocean floor, 250 feet off the shoreline.

The portion of the slide covering Highway 1 is thought to be 35 to 40 feet deep.

Caltrans officials plan to assess the area when it becomes stable again, but for now there is no estimate for when Highway 1 will reopen in the area.

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