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South Coast Pier Closed After Suffering Minor Damage Due To High Waves

Courtesy Duncan Lively

A historic South Coast pier has been damaged by the monster storm and wind driven waves hitting the California coastline. Some huge waves up to 15 feet high hit the Ventura County coastline. They’ve caused minor damage to the nearly 150 year old Ventura Pier, leading to its closure.

A preliminary survey shows one piling was knocked out from under the pair and sent onto the beach, a second was damaged and a third loosened. There may also be some damage to the walkway.

The restaurants at the 1600 foot long pier remain open. It has been damaged numerous times over the year by storms.

Ventura officials say they hope to make repairs, and reopen the pier in a few days.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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