Emergency repairs are underway on a section of Highway 49 near the Golden Chain Motel, south of Grass Valley. CalTrans Engineer Jeff Johnson is in charge of the La Barr Meadows project says, a contractor is setting safety railing today so traffic can pass through in both directions. He says the repairs could take up thirty days depending on the damage they find.
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The problem developed when the heavy winter storm dumped a large amount of water into a culvert under the highway that had been put in in the fifties. The water under cut the road way, causing a type of sink hole.