Emergency closure of State Route 121 in Napa Co. frustrates drivers

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State Route 121, between Wooden Valley Road and Circle Oaks Drive, was shut down Sunday after a huge chunk of pavement cracked and began to slide. (KGO-TV)

An emergency highway closure in Napa County is frustrating drivers. State Route 121, between Wooden Valley Road and Circle Oaks Drive, was shut down Sunday after a huge chunk of pavement cracked and began to slide.

It has fallen about a foot since then. Caltrans believes recent storms are to blame.

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People who live nearby say the rain caused quite a few problems. "There's been a couple of rock slides up the hill and a tree fell down the other day, down Wooden Valley Road, so I mean the rains have their effect," resident Andrew Skolnick said.



State Route 121 is in a rural section of Napa County but people traveling from Napa to Lake Berryessa rely on it.

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There's no word yet on how long 121 will remain closed. Caltrans must first determine if the road can even be fixed.

The agency hopes to know more by the end of the week.

In the meantime, drivers are being asked to use State Routes 128 and 29 as alternatives.

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