California’s famed Highway 1 collapsed last week. It’s sure to happen again

California’s famed Highway 1 collapsed last week. It’s sure to happen again

The iconic coastal road has a history of landslides, and experts say ‘it would not be surprising’ to see them happening more frequently

California’s Highway 1 has been ruptured by a landslide that is expected to keep 23 miles of the iconic road snaking through the state’s rugged coastal cliffs closed for months.

A severe winter rain storm last week caused a 150ft fissure along the picturesque thoroughfare tucked against Big Sur, with concrete, trees and mud falling into the sea below.

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