Sinkhole closes El Cerrito street to traffic

Police have closed a portion of the 700 block of Pomona Avenue to vehicle traffic after the El Cerrito Fire Department determined a small sinkhole had opened up, making the roadway unsafe.
The area involved is near the intersection of Eureka Avenue by El Cerrito High School.
“The fire department checked it and thinks it might be a worn out sewer line,” said El Cerrito Police Cpl. Susan Garman. “A neighbor looked outside and thought something just wasn’t right and reported it.”
A worker from Stege Sanitary District was been out to inspect the site later this evening and set up lighted barricades. He said the district hasn’t determined if its line is the cause and that a repair crew will come out Sunday or Monday.

Chris Treadway