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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Comments (2)
  1. Highest taxes in the nation and THIS is the condition of our infrastructure.

  2. Why doesn’t KCBS cover the epidemic of the black brotha gaping sinkholes that spread AIDS? Isn’t that important, even more important than a hole in the street where the dopes driving are going to fall into?

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