In California stretch of highway collapsed into the ocean

In northern California freeway section collapsed into the ocean, reports the Associated Press. The length of the damaged area Pacific Highway (Pacific Coast Highway) is more than 12 meters (about 40 feet).

According to Mercury News, the cause of the collapse of the road was a landslide. During the collapse of no injuries. Estimated edition, repair highways can take at least a month.

The Pacific Highway is part of the first track of California (California State Route 1), which extends 883 kilometers. The northern parts of the highway pass through the tourist places — nature attracts vacationers North Carolina, in addition, in these places the unfolding of the religious books of American writers of the 1950s — 1960s.

In particular, the damaged part of the route used to travel to Big Sur — the scene of the novel by Jack Kerouac. It is expected that the damage to the road a negative impact on tourism.

Source: report

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