- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a landslide is blocking commute traffic north of San Francisco and it could be hours before the mass of earth is cleared.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1zNWpq5 ) two southbound lanes of Highway 101 south of Rodeo Avenue in Sausalito will be blocked until at least 10 a.m. Monday.

California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay says massive 10-foot boulders, hunks of earth, a tree and a light pole spilled across two lanes of the highway about 5 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge before sunrise Monday.

Long delays are expected as crews use heavy equipment in a tight space to slowly shovel the heap of earth off the road.

No injuries have been reported.

Once the earth is cleared, crews will evaluate the hillside to make sure it’s not at risk of coming down again.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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