Officials from Contra Costa County's Public Works Department say they avoided a potential disaster on Marsh Creek Road Tuesday.
A 9.4-mile stretch had to be closed all day due to the formation of a sinkhole. The road will now reopen after a temporary bridge was installed over the affected area, reports the Contra Costa Times.
Recent rains caused a culvert under Marsh Creek Road in the vicinity of Morgan Territory Road to fail, according to city officials. No traffic was allowed through between Pine Line and Deer Valley Road — the majority of the connector between Clayton and Byron.
An alternative route in such circumstances to take Kirker Pass Road or Highway 4.
Residents who live in the area between Pine Lane and Deer Valley Road were still be able to access their homes, city officials said.