1,500 feet of California highway blocked by slide

Big Sur, CA (CNN) – Roughly 1,500 feet of a state highway in California is closed after a landslide.

According to the California Department of Transportation, more than one million tons of rock and dirt are blocking part of State Highway 1 in Monterey County.

The portion of the slide covering the highway could be up to 40-feet deep.

Officials plan to assess the area when it becomes stable.

For now, there is no estimate for when highway one will reopen in the area.

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