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Sinkhole Opens Up On Rosecrans In Fullerton

FULLERTON (CBS) — Traffic on Rosecrans in Fullerton is grinding to a halt thanks to a sinkhole up to 15 feet deep.

The sinkhole, on Rosecrans at Gilbert Street, was discovered about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Three motorists who sustained some minor damage called police and fire officials, Fullerton spokeswoman Sylvia Palmer Mudrick said.

The sinkhole is 10 to 15 deep and city workers spent most of the night shoring up a portion of the street to handle the commute, Mudrick said.

Traffic is down to one lane westbound on Rosecrans, leading to some pretty sever backups.

It could take several weeks to fix the hole, Mudrick said.

Officials suspect damaged storm drain pipes caused the hole.

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