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LA coastal landslide worsens, area fenced off

Slow-moving landslide worsens in Los Angeles' San Pedro coastal bluffs By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) ' A slow-moving landslide has torn huge gaps in a coastal bluff road in Los Angeles and authorities are scrambling to fence off the dangerous area.

The Torrance Daily Breeze (http://bit.ly/uCnCU7 ) says the bluff at Paseo del Mar in the San Pedro area is slowly collapsing into the ocean, leaving 30-foot-deep fissures in the roadway.

The scenic road on the Palos Verdes Peninsula began to buckle during the summer and damage has dramatically worsened recently.



Crews are rerouting storm drains and power poles and are putting up an 8-foot-tall fence to keep people away from the unstable area, which includes beach access paths and a nature preserve.

The city also plans to commission a geological study. There is no current threat to homes.

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Information from: Daily Breeze, http://www.dailybreeze.com


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