UPDATE: Dorsey Drive closed due to water line break
Caltrans is monitoring a water main break impacting the Dorsey Drive Overcrossing in Grass Valley. Access to Dorsey Drive is blocked; HWY 49 remains open. No ETO. @CHPgv @NevadaCountyCA @CALFIRENEU pic.twitter.com/2wnePSXszM
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) November 13, 2020
UPDATE at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13
NID continues to work to restore water to the Dorsey Drive area after a mainline break around 7 a.m. this morning.
Some water service has been restored, and District crews are currently working on a temporary water fix for three apartment complexes on Dorsey Drive from Comstock Court to Pampas Drive. In addition, crews are working on road repairs in the area.
Estimated time of complete water restoration is unknown at this time.
Once water is restored, the District asks customers in the area to conserve as flow and pressure will be limited due to an emergency bypass system.
Thank you for your understanding.
UPDATE: The closure of the Dorsey Drive overpass is due to a water line break that lifted the asphalt and created a sinkhole, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Mike Steele.
The northbound on-ramps and the overpass itself remain shut down, with no estimated time of reopening, Steele said just before noon.
FROM A RELEASE:
Due to a water line break near the Dorsey Drive interchange, all traffic is being diverted and the overpass is closed.
The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is currently assessing the extent of the damage, and full repair is unknown at this time. Emergency personnel are on-scene.
NID is working to resume water service to those who are currently without water due to this unplanned emergency outage. Estimated extent of the outage is along Dorsey Drive between Sutton Way and Spree Avenue.
More information regarding this outage will be announced throughout the day.
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