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Sinkhole Prompts Closure of Turnbull Canyon Road

Post Date:12/02/2019 9:28 AM

CITY OF WHITTIER NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2019

CONTACT: Shannon DeLong, Assistant City Manager, (562) 567-9301

SINKHOLE PROMPTS CLOSURE OF TURNBULL CANYON ROAD

A large sinkhole has appeared on Turnbull Canyon Road, requiring a full street closure from Beverly Hills Road to Skyline Drive until further notice. It is likely that the damage was caused by a failed culvert underneath the roadway and not a more significant underlying issue.

The City’s Public Works crews are coordinating assistance from County agencies including the Public Works, Fire, and Sheriff Departments, and contractors are expected to perform the repair work on an emergency basis moving forward. More information will be provided regarding an estimated timeline for reopening, however staff anticipates the road to be closed for multiple weeks while necessary work is completed.

Please contact the Public Works Department at (562) 567-9500 for further information.

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