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Slide collapses portion of Niles Canyon Road near Sunol; roadway closed for several days

Portion of Niles Canyon Road near Sunol collapses into Alameda Creek
Portion of Niles Canyon Road near Sunol collapses into Alameda Creek 01:25

A portion of Niles Canyon Road/State Road 84 between Sunol and Fremont was shut down because of a partial collapse of the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

The CHP Dublin office posted a photo of the road collapse on social media just before 7 a.m., which it said has closed eastbound Niles Canyon Road indefinitely.  

The CHP told drivers to expect major delays Monday along the major roadway between Interstate Highway 680 and State Road 238. The road damage limited traffic to one lane and a full closure was planned for 5 p.m. Monday.

The part of the roadway that collapsed into swollen Alameda Creek was centered along eastbound Niles Canyon east of Palomares Road in unincorporated Alameda County.

Shortly after the full closure went into effect, CHP said Niles Canyon Road will be closed for at least the next few days as Caltrans evaluates roadway conditions and repair options. Drivers are asked to be patient and find alternate routes to avoid the roadway.

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