Trains briefly halted after California bluff collapse
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Train service was briefly interrupted when part of a seaside bluff collapsed near tracks just north of San Diego.
Officials in the city of Del Mar say nobody was hurt when the rain-saturated cliff came tumbling down shortly before 9 a.m. Monday.
Train traffic was halted for about two hours while crews cleared and assessed the tracks.
Jon Edelbrock, Del Mar’s director of community services, tells the San Diego Union-Tribune the collapse narrowed a popular hiking trail along the tracks — leaving it only a foot (less than a half meter) wide in some spots.
Edelbrock urges walkers and hikers to avoid the area.