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Coastal California road slides toward sea after rainfall

Robert Casillas / The Daily Breeze via AP

A landslide after Sunday's heavy rainstorm collapsed a section of a coastal bluff road in San Pedro, seen Monday Nov. 21, 2011. There were no injuries or property damaged. A Los Angeles official says the stretch of road that collapsed is likely irreparable and a new route for the scenic roadway will have to be considered.

Robert Casillas / The Daily Breeze via AP

A different view of the landslide after Sunday's heavy rainstorm collapsed a section of a coastal bluff road.

 

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

A chunk of road in Paseo Del Mar which slid into the ocean Sunday in high rainfall is seen in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, November 21, 2011. The road had been eroding since June, and the road closed since September.

NBC, msnbc.com and news services report

LOS ANGELES — Residents of a coastal neighborhood were worried Monday about safety and property values after a large chunk of a street and the coastal bluff it sat on crumbled into the ocean amid heavy rains on Sunday.

A section of Paseo Del Mar in the San Pedro area that for months had been creeping toward the ocean collapsed as a storm struck, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement. In recent weeks the section had been moving at about 4 inches a day. Read more...

A landslide caused a portion of a highway to slide into the ocean near Los Angeles, Calif. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. KNBC-TV's Toni Guinyard reports.