MORAGA (CBS SF) — Recent heavy rainfall has created hazardous conditions on the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, according to park officials.
Officials from the East Bay Regional Park District are asking pedestrians, bicyclists, dog walkers and other trail users to take extra caution when on the trail between Canyon and Country Club Roads.
A portion of the trail remains closed since Jan. 21 due to a landslide, and park officials are asking trail goers to respect any additional closures that may occur over the next few months for public safety reasons.
Engineers from the East Bay Municipal Utility District are working on stabilizing the slide area, park officials said.
“We can’t get any equipment to do any fix. Even if we had a fix today, we can’t get equipment on there because the soils are totally unstable and they are wet,” EBMUD Spokesperson Andrea Pook said.
Residents in the area are frustrated with the utility.
“We’ve had zero communication from East Bay MUD,” Laura Bergerson, who worries about another slide said.
Until the rain stops, EBMUD says they are monitoring the area, and put down large, white tarps as a band aid to try and get the soil to dry faster.
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