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Pacific Coast Highway reopened after rockslide blocked lanes in Orange County

A view of the Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu. Traffic will be start-and-stop Monday and Tuesday as Caltrans works to remove rocks and boulders that may have been dislodged by recent fires.
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File: A view of the Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu.

The northbound and southbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County were closed Friday morning by a rockslide. All lanes reopened around 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff's Department officer Jeff Hallock told KPCC.

Sheriff's officials say two large boulders and other debris fell into lanes just before 4 a.m. near the intersection of Dana Point Harbor Drive.

One of the giant rocks was estimated by deputies to be about 10 feet by 20 feet.

A one-mile stretch of the PCH was closed between Beach Road and Camino Capistrano in Dana Point, Hallock said. Hallock said the 5 Freeway could be used as an alternative route.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the length of the PCH that was closed.

This story has been updated.