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PCH was closed in both directions between John Tyler Drive and Latigo Canyon on Saturday, Sept. 6, due to downed power lines, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station.
Westbound traffic was turned around at John Tyler Drive and eastbound traffic was given the same order at Latigo Canyon Road, City News Service reported.
As of 3:15 p.m., one lane in each direction was reopened, said Lt. Michael Williams of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s station.
Southern California Edison repaired the downed power lines by Saturday afternoon. Verizon was on scene at the time repairing its damaged line, authorities said.
The closure impacted over 1,500 faculty, staff and student volunteers who participated in Pepperdine’s 26th annual Step Forward Day. Volunteers were transported by buses or shuttles and dispersed at 60 local organizations in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Furthermore, warm weather and high surf attracted beachgoers to the seaside city this weekend, adding to the heavy traffic delays.
PCH was finally reopened in both directions at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to an email sent by Pepperdine’s Public Relations office.
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