A stretch of Civic Center Way near Pepperdine University in Malibu remained closed Saturday as workers repaired damage to the road caused by an aging storm drain, according to Malibu Emergency Services.

The damage is not a sinkhole and was unrelated to the nearby Civic Center Water Treatment Facility, Malibu Emergency Services reports.

The road damage was reported about 4:40 p.m. Friday on Civic Center Way near Vista Pacifica, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station and Malibu Emergency Services.

Civic Center Way between Winter Canyon Road and Webb Way was shut to traffic as crews from the county’s Department of Public Works responded to the scene and began using a tractor to “dig out” the damaged area of the road, according to Sgt. James Braden and Malibu emergency Services.

Residents of the condominiums on Civic Center Way were being allowed access around the repair work area, according to city officials.

No injuries were reported, and no vehicles were damaged by the storm drain, according to Braden and Malibu Emergency Services.

Repairs were expected to be completed and the road re-opened sometime Saturday afternoon, Malibu Emergency Services reported.

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