Santa Cruz Road Washed Out, Lafayette Sinkhole

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Monday, Dec 3, 2012  |  Updated 12:46 PM PDT
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The series of storms to have battered the Bay Area over the last week have caused a major washout of Vine Hill Road in Santa Cruz and a sinkhole in Lafayette. Both directions of the mountainous road are closed at Mile Marker Two near Camino Vista at the upper end of the road.

The series of storms to have battered the Bay Area over the last week have caused a major washout of Vine Hill Road in Santa Cruz and a sinkhole in Lafayette. Both directions of the mountainous road are closed at Mile Marker Two near Camino Vista at the upper end of the road.

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Lafayette Street Collapses in Sinkhole

Kim Tere reports from the East Bay city of Layfayette where Sunday's rains caused a road to collapse, opening up a 20 foot sinkhole.
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The series of storms to have battered the Bay Area over the last week have caused a major washout of Vine Hill Road in Santa Cruz and a sinkhole in Lafayette.

Both directions of the mountainous road are closed at Mile Marker Two near Camino Vista at the upper end of the road.

There was a smattering of other roads in Santa Cruz also hit by the storms, causing Sunday power outages and temporarily closures.

And in Lafayette, heavy rains ruptured a water pipe on Mountain View Drive on Sunday, leaving a gaping hole that is 80 feet long, 40 feet wide and 15 feet deep.

Repair work on the sinkhole continued Monday and could be closed through the winter.

There is a brief dry spell expected for Monday, only to be rainy again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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