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Sink Hole Closes Part of I-80

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The California Highway Patrol says the hole was found in a construction zone near the westernmost exit in Truckee.  

“A big rig that was dropping a load of asphalt felt something kind of weird with his truck," says Officer Peter Mann with the CHP.  "When he got to look he had noticed a set of his back tires had actually punched through the surface.”

Mann says sinkholes in the area are rare and it’s unclear what caused this one.   Cal Trans filled in the hole, which was also three-feet wide and all lanes were open again at 2:30 this afternoon.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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