Southern California Sinkhole Blamed on Storms

August 6, 2014

Authorities are blaming the weekend storms for a giant sinkhole that’s gaped open on a Southern California street.

The sinkhole, estimated at around 15 feet wide and 20 feet deep, opened Monday afternoon in Redlands in San Bernardino County. It’s diverted traffic on Redlands Boulevard.

The sinkhole is next to a flood control channel running below an intersection. A city statement says it appears to be storm-related.

Workers at the scene tell the Riverside Press-Enterprise that heavy rains apparently eroded the flood channel below the road.

There’s no word on when it will be repaired.

Redlands is about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.

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  • August 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    Caldude says:
    OCHTAMALE!
  • August 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    blu lightning says:
    Redlands is a pretty nice town. The whole area-and state suffer from really poor infrasctructure-from roads and bridges to sidewalks, water pipes and sewers. The pols have del... read more
  • August 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm
    farmer john says:
    Stinkhole? I thought the whole place was a stinkhole!
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