SAN PEDRO (CBS) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to ask the governor to declare a state of emergency in San Pedro due to a landslide that took out part of an oceanfront road.

About an inch of steady rain on Sunday sent a damaged section of Paseo del Mar between Western and Weymouth avenues into the surf. City officials said about 600 feet of road was lost.

Witnesses said power lines began to sway about 3 p.m. Sunday just before the a section of road gave away. No private property was damaged, though the slide area borders the White Point Nature Preserve.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged people to stay away because the area remains unstable.

The county Board of Supervisors will send a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, asking him to declare a local state of emergency, which would free up some government money for repairs.

Comments (2)
  1. Astonished says:

    And exactly why is this a State of Emergency? It’s one street that borders the White Point Nature reserve. Oh, I know, it’s an emergency because it’s two blocks from Janice Hahn’s home and she did say on the news how badly she will miss all the nice walks she used to take on a road built years ago on land know for decades to be highly unstable.

    Yeah, that definetely qualifies it as a State of Emergency. All those of you who lost everything in the recent storms can just take a back seat to this horrendous disaster!!

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    State of Emergency? Pretty interesting.. Now I’m very curious as to who picked up the Tab for the Malibu, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, & SF landslides which involved several Multi-Million Dollar homes a couple years ago.. The La Jolla incident was the most costly, $5-$15 Million dollar homes..

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