PCH in Malibu closed, homes evacuated after gas line ruptured
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.
— Kate Mather
Map: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps