Los Angeles highway collapses into ocean

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, November 21, 2011 10:20 EDT
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A highway just outside of Los Angeles collapses into the ocean on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Screenshot.
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Talk about crumbling infrastructure.

During heavy rains on Sunday, a portion of Paseo Del Mar, a coastal highway near Los Angeles, collapsed and fell into the ocean.

Thankfully, the road had been closed down for nearly a year as civil engineers monitored the cliff face that supported it, which had been slowly eroding away.

All over Los Angeles on Sunday, the number of vehicle accidents went soaring as torrential downpours begin mid-morning and did not stop for most of the day. Authorities attributed most of the wrecks to drivers going too fast on slick, wet pavement.

This video is from the CBS Early Show, broadcast Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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