Crews made emergency sinkhole repair on I-880

December 11, 2009 9:52:24 PM PST
A sinkhole prompted the closure of three southbound lanes of Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland tonight for about five hours, heavily impacting the evening commute, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Lanes one, two and three of Highway 880 at Jackson Street were closed at about 2:35 p.m. as crews made emergency repairs to the sinkhole, CHP Officer Ralf Caggiano said.

Additionally, smaller potholes reported south of Jackson Street caused a brief closure of all southbound lanes between 6:52 p.m. and 7:11 p.m., Caggiano said. However, all lanes of the highway were open by about 7:45 p.m.

Caggiano said it appears weather contributed to creating the sinkhole.