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4-foot-deep sinkhole opens on Highway 1 near Morro Bay

A sinkhole appeared Wednesday in the center divider of on Highway 1 near South Bay Boulevard. It was located near a drain.
A sinkhole appeared Wednesday in the center divider of on Highway 1 near South Bay Boulevard. It was located near a drain. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

A 4-foot-deep sinkhole was discovered Wednesday along southbound Highway 1 near Morro Bay at the South Bay Boulevard exit.

The sinkhole, which was not causing any lane closures, resulted from a broken drainage pipe that caused water to impact the pavement, Caltrans spokeswoman Susana Cruz said.

Caltrans also was keeping an eye on the southbound South Bay Boulevard off-ramp because some water had started to develop underneath the road, Cruz said.

The sinkhole is 12 feet in diameter, Cruz said. Crews have put a metal sheet over the sinkhole, and Caltrans is in the process of lining up a contractor to make emergency repairs.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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