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Landslide near Interstate 10 in Pomona still moving

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A hillside near the 10 Freeway and California 57 in Pomona that collapsed Thursday and shut down two interchanges was still moving by mid-morning, sending rocks and dirt tumbling onto traffic lanes, a Caltrans spokeswoman said.

CHP officials said the transition roads will remain closed for up to a week while crews work to repair the road and clean up the debris.

“They are still trying to stabilize the hillside,” Caltrans' Judy Gish said Thursday.

Boulders began sliding down the hillside about 8:30 a.m. near the westbound 10 Freeway transition to northbound 57 Freeway, and a light pole was lying in the road, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. California 71 to the northbound California 57 also was closed.

Investigators were trying to determine what triggered the slide.

-- My-Thuan Tran

Photo: While geologists survey the top of the hill, CHP Officer Edmund Zorrilla gives the media a close-up view of the landslide. Credit: Allen J. Schaben  / Los Angeles Times

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Investigators not sure what triggered the slide? How about recent heavy rain water saturation? Might that do it? What brilliance our "investigators" have.

"Investigators were trying to determine what triggered the slide."

It doesn't take a geologist to figure out this one for a hefty paycheck. The recent weather and erosion are the obvious causes. You may defer my payment to someone who needs it.

I dunno Hector, maybe it was Godzilla...


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