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Portions of Pacific Coast Highway were closed in both directions on the morning of Dec. 6 but the highway was reopened after the mudslide was cleared on PCH near Leo Carrillo. Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Muddy water heads toward the ocean at Leo Carrillo State Park Thursday, Dec. 6.
Muddy water heads toward the ocean at Leo Carrillo State Park.
Lauren Coughlin, Editor
8:17 am PST December 6, 2018

Mudslides were reported Thursday, Dec. 6, near El Matador Beach, at various locations on Kanan Dume Road, and in the 30400 block of Morning View Drive.

The incidents prompted closures of portions of Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu Canyon Road and Bonsall Drive, and Point Dume Marine Science School as well as Webster Elementary School canceled school.

During the mudslides, officials from California Highway Patrol - West Valley responded to two traffic incidents; injuries were not reported in either, according to Public Information Officer Weston Haver.

In one incident, reported at 9:35 a.m., a vehicle traveling southbound on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, south of Grand View Drive, collided with a rock that fell from the mountainside.

The driver of another vehicle traveling southbound on Malibu Canyon Road, south of Piuma Road, was struck by a mudslide at approximately 11:40 a.m.

The National Weather Service activated a flash flood warning for Woolsey Fire burn areas, including western Los Angeles County and east central Ventura County, from 7:50 a.m.-10:45 a.m. The first mudslides were reported around 8:15 a.m.

On Monday, Dec. 10, a rockslide shut down Topanga Canyon Road in both directions between PCH and Grandview Drive.