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'Very large rock slide' forces road closure near Cambria

Update, Wednesday, March 21:

Santa Rosa Creek Road has reopened. For updates on this developing story, go here: Rockslides block Hwy. 1, Santa Rosa Creek Road near Cambria

Original story:

A large rock slide on Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria forced a road closure late Tuesday evening, according to emergency radio traffic and the California Highway Patrol.

The slide reportedly covered between 75 and 100 feet of the road and was stacked 20 feet high, according to the police scanner.

The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page initially reported that the slide was near Main Street and Santa Rosa Creek Road. About an hour after initial reports, the CHP said the slide was at Santa Rosa Creek Road near Highway 46.

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Santa Rosa Creek Road will be closed between Highway 46 and Cambria until further notice, the CHP reported.

Authorities were planning to bring in specialized equipment to begin moving the "very large rock slide with real big rocks," according to scanner traffic about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

This story was updated at 9:25 p.m. with additional information. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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