Video Shows Huge Part Of California Highway Collapsed Into Ocean

A big portion of Highway 1 in California collapsed along the steep coast following heavy rains, and the damage was captured on video, according to the Huffington Post.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office released the video on Facebook Friday (January 29), which starts with a driver's view riding along the wet roads of the central coast. Then until they come upon the 150-gap in the road near Big Sur. The shot then pans over the gaping, muddy hole, sloping off the coast and into the Pacific Ocean.

The California Department of Transportation said hillside "debris flow" above the highway started Thursday (January 28), which “overwhelmed drainage infrastructure, flowed across the highway and eroded the road, resulting in the complete loss of a segment of Highway 1."

The landslide happened about 45 miles south of Carmel. The highway was closed prior due to mudslide concerns, and no one was hurt in the incident.

Reporters said parts of the area saw up to 10 inches in a few days, and the nearby Santa Lucia Mountain got 16 inches from Tuesday (January 26) to Friday. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties due to the winter storms.

Photo: Getty Images

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