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PCH in Malibu closed, homes evacuated after gas line ruptured

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions in Malibu on Thursday after a natural gas line was ruptured, prompting evacuations of homes in the area, officials said.

About 10 a.m., some homes near Carbon Canyon Road were evacuated as a precaution, said Sgt. Don Prince of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. It was not immediately clear how many homes had been cleared.

Preliminary information indicated a construction crew hit the line, Prince said. He guessed the road would remain closed for at least two hours as workers repaired the line.

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Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

 
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