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Del Mar bluffs near train tracks under 24/7 surveillance

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 20:23:10-05

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - All eyes were on Del Mar's bluffs near the train tracks during Wednesday's storm.

Watching the cliffs near Seagrove Park, 10News spotted dirt trickling down the cliffs each time a a train passed by, raising concern after a large bluff collapse Friday.

Another area was deemed precarious by the North County Transit District (NCTD) less than a block away from last weekend's collapse.

Transit workers told 10News everything was going to plan Wednesday, referencing sand bags keeping debris out of storm drains, funneling water away from the fragile sandstone cliffs.

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An NCTD official said the agency has personnel monitoring the bluffs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.

"At this time, the tracks are safe and trains are permitted to travel through the area at restricted speeds," said an NCTD spokesperson.

SANDAG and North County Transit District completed a $3 million project last fall to shore up the bluffs.