Anyone who has had the chance to travel the American West Coast by car will have a heartache when they see the bad fate of the famous Pacific Coast Highway or Route 1 this weekend.
This Californian road, which runs along the ocean and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world because of its panoramas, has been ravaged in part by a landslide.
The California Department of Transportation has released drone footage that shows a large, missing section of the road just south of the Big Sur area. Torrential rain is responsible for the subsidence.
The road will be closed for an indefinite period of time for a reconstruction that does not promise to be easy. And for some drivers, the detour to Route 101 will be very long. One Reddit user wrote that his 70-mile walk turned into a 320-mile trip.
Of course, this is not the first time that erosion or a landslide has damaged Route 1. Its position between the ocean and the hills makes it particularly vulnerable in several places.
In 2017, another such event near Big Sur caused the road to be closed for more than a year, according to local media.
Question to leave you on a happier note, here is a link that will take you to our compilation of the most beautiful roads to drive in Quebec.
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