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Don’t drive along Topanga Canyon this weekend if you have any alternative.

Traffic may be a mess as a stretch of Topanga Canyon Boulevard will be closed Saturday and Sunday while Caltrans crews stabilize slopes that were left weakened by storms that lashed the area in January.

The road, also known as state Route 27, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days between Pacific Coast Highway and Grand View Drive, according to Caltrans.

Crews will work to secure the hillsides along the roadway, taking steps such as drilling into rocks and placing bolts to stabilize the slopes.

The same stretch of road was closed in January immediately following the storms that led to some mud flows that blocked the street.

During the closures, Caltrans will also do work north of the affected area on Topanga Canyon Boulevard guard rails, possibly resulting in closures of the shoulder and up to one lane of traffic.

—City News Service

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