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By Jeff Pack

Sinkhole closes part of Alta Murrieta Drive in Murrieta


Last updated 3/1/2019 at 2:31am

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Murrieta city workers evaluate a large sinkhole that occurred Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the middle of Alta Murrieta Drive in Murrieta.

Murrieta Public Works crews filling potholes in the city streets caused by the recent heavy rains found a small depression in the center of Alta Loma Drive about 2 p.m. Wednesday , Feb. 20.

As the crew on site was inspecting the depression, the road suddenly gave way about 3:30 p.m. The little depression became a huge, deep,sinkhole 25 feet wide - big enough to swallow a truck.

The police were called and immediately closed off the road just north of Murrieta Hot Springs Road.

No Murrieta city staff or the public was injured when the roughly 25-foot wide sinkhole opened up, extending beyond...

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