Minor road fix on Tyler Foote expected by today | TheUnion.com

Minor road fix on Tyler Foote expected by today

Minor road fix expected by today

A portion of Tyler Foote Road pushed up by rainwater hasn’t affected traffic and should be fixed by today, county officials said.

A 6-square-foot portion of Tyler Foote, near Purdon Road, likely has clay underneath it. Rainwater that seeped underneath probably caused the clay to swell, pushing up the road. That led Nevada County crews on Monday to begin excavating, said Trisha Tillotson, director of the county’s Public Works Department.

“When it gets wet, it swells,” she added. “We have it all over the county.”

Tillotson said traffic is unaffected by the roadwork, indicating it’s a minor issue.

“We’ve had a couple of calls about it,” she said. “It’s the equivalent of a pothole — the opposite of a pothole.”

Tillotson expected county crews would finish the roadwork by Monday or today.

­— Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy

California regulators question PG&E’s vow to improve safety

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators are expressing skepticism that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp.’s new leaders have enough professional experience to instill a deep corporate culture of safety.

The utility has been blamed for more than a dozen of California’s most destructive wildfires in the last two years.

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said at a meeting Monday that regulators still worry whether PG&E is properly addressing its many problems, including its bankruptcy filing.

— Associated Press

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