HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA โ€”Pacific Coast Highway was reopened Wednesday morning, after a tide surge event flooded a stretch of highway from Seapoint Street to Warner Avenue, safety officials said.

The closure was reported at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and affected both directions of Pacific Coast Highway from Warner Avenue to Seapoint Street, near Bolsa Chica Beach, city officials said.

Video from the scene showed water covering lanes on both sides of the highway.

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According to the National Weather Service, a tide surge โ€” or a storm tide โ€” is when water levels rise due to a combination of storm surges and the astronomical tide. The rise in water can cause extreme flooding in coastal areas, sometimes resulting in storm tides reaching up to 20 feet, the service said.

No further information was immediately available.

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