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Section of California's Highway 1 collapses into ocean
Section of California's Highway 1 collapses into ocean
Credit: Courtesy of Twitter / CalTrans

A segment of Highway 1, California's major north-south state highway, has collapsed into the ocean after heavy rains caused a debris flow from the hillside above the road. The debris overwhelmed "drainage infrastructure, flowed across the highway, and eroded the road resulting in the complete loss of a segment of Highway 1" near Big Sur. No one was injured.