One of the most beautiful stretches of highway in the country is under siege this spring, as moisture from the record-setting winter storms that blanketed much of California wreaks havoc upon the roadway. The latest assault happened on Saturday, when more than 1 million tons of rock, dirt, and mud completely buried a quarter of a mile of the Pacific Coast Highway at Mud Creek in debris over 40 feet deep. The stretch of road where the mudslide occurred is located in the isolated Big Sur region, and had been closed almost continuously since January as highway work crews had struggled to contain a series of smaller slides.
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