Santa Cruz Road Washed Out, Lafayette Sinkhole

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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