MILPITAS (KPIX) — A large sinkhole opened on the westbound lanes of the Montague Expressway Friday night, 30 feet wide and 20 feet deep.
Traffic engineers say a drainage pipe which runs under the road was likely at fault and they feared it could be Monday night or later before repairs are completed.READ MORE: Trevor Noah To Host 'The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards' On CBS
On Sunday, crews rushed to reopen the road ahead of schedule as lighter-than-expected weekend rain allowed them to get a jump on repairs.READ MORE: 'Video Music Box' Founder, Hip Hop Influencer Ralph McDaniels Shares His Journey In New Showtime Documentary: 'This Music Is Really Powerful'
They hope to finish before the Monday morning commute to avoid what could be a traffic nightmare.
Cal Parks, who lives nearby, wished them well.
“I think [the commute] would be a disaster, especially if people didn’t know about it. I’m sure there’s going to be many people coming or attempting to come this way to work,” Parks said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Without Posting Bail; Cops Tweet 'The System Has Failed'
There’s at least one, rather thin, silver lining: this sinkhole has only affected westbound lanes. The eastbound lanes have remained open during repairs.