Del Mar to spend over $1M to fix storm damage

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- The Del Mar City Council has approved more than a million dollars for storm-related emergency repairs.

Two weeks ago, El Niño rains created a landslide and damaged a portion of Camino Del Mar, which runs north and south along the coast and is used by thousands of drivers each day. The landslide also destroyed a storm drain and utility lines that run under the roadway.

The money will enable the city to finish repairs quickly.

“Contractors need to get to the bottom of the slope and into the canyon and start building up with rock stabilization material," said Eric Minicilli, Del Mar's Director of Public Works. "That’s more than likely going to be the solution to build up from the bottom and get to the roadway level. Utilities are going to get plugged in, then we'll pave the road and we’re done."

The work is expected to take a month to a month and a half.

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