PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A water line break in Pleasant Hill Friday night caused a sinkhole and the closure Saturday morning of Contra Costa Boulevard.
On Friday at 9:04 p.m., the Pleasant Hill Police Department responded to reports of flooding in the area of Contra Costa Boulevard between Woodsworth and Gregory lanes.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
A water line failed beneath the roadway surface of the southbound lanes and caused water to escape through the cracks in the street, flooding the roadway and nearby business properties, police said.
The continuous water flow also caused a large sinkhole to develop.READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
As of 4 a.m., the water in the area has been shut off, and the Contra Costa Water District was responding to the scene to begin repairs.
The repairs will likely take 24 hours and the roadway will likely remain closed through Sunday.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
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