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CHP: Highway 49 at Sinkhole Poses No Danger

Emergency crews, law enforcement, and others are breathing a sigh of relief. They say Highway 49 near the sinkhole in Grass Valley is safe. The right lane was closed southbound from Empire Street to McKnight Way because a depression was discovered in the right lane, and it seems that even the left lane had dropped a little bit. Highway Patrol Officer Greg Tassone says crews discovered no immediate danger…

Listen to Greg Tassone 1

The right lane has been re-opened. Tassone says what they found was some soil settling in their because of the recent rains…

Listen to Greg Tassone 2

The sinkhole opened up two weeks ago on private property in that area, and has caused an estimate one-point-two million dollars in property damage.

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