Crews Friday were removing sand along a 1.5-mile stretch of Varner Road near Bermuda Dunes, and motorists were urged to avoid the area.
Caltrans and Riverside County Transportation Department crews combined forces to get the work done starting Friday morning between Avenue 38 and Badger Street.
The work was scheduled to wrap up by 4:30 p.m. Until then, motorists were encouraged to use nearby roads to avoid delays.
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