OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A deep sinkhole opened up on southbound Highway 13 in Oakland Monday, blocking the left lane and resulting in the closure of the connector ramp from state Highway 24.
A Facebook post from the California Highway Patrol – Oakland bureau called the sinkhole “Steve” and said it “was born” at about 5:30 a.m. near Broadway Terrace.
Caltrans said the hole was about five feet wide and 10 feet deep, and reportedly damaged a number of cars passing over it. No injuries were reported.
The repairs were expected to take at least a couple of days, according to a Caltrans tweet.
Drivers in the area were being rerouted from eastbound Highway 24 to the Tunnel Road/Caldecott Lane exit and are then being directed to make a right turn onto Tunnel Road, a right turn onto the Kay Overcrossing, a left turn onto Caldecott Lane and finally a left turn onto Highway 13.
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