Sinkhole repair to begin in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- It can be tough trying to simply navigate Bay Area roads and now drivers in Santa Clara will need to keep their eyes peeled for a sinkhole.

"What you see on the surface is about a 4 by 4, but underneath it could be about a 10 by 10," Gary Welling, Santa Clara's director of water and sewer utilities, said. "A lot of soil eroded. Once we excavate the top of the pavement, we'll see a much larger hole underneath."

Crews plated over the open sinkhole. It was caused by a 42-inch sewer line collapse. Officials insist Lafayette Street is stable.

"We're checking all of the lines and the lines look good," Welling said.

A timeline for the sinkhole repair process has not been solidified.

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