Heavy and persistent rain that has soaked the Southland over the past week continued to create traffic nightmares Wednesday, with sinkholes leading to lane and street closures.
A SigAlert was issued early Wednesday morning in downtown Los Angeles on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway for a sinkhole in the right lane near Spring Street.
The SigAlert remained in place throughout the morning, but California Highway Patrol officials said the right lane was reopened to traffic by early afternoon.
Another sinkhole occurred Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of Elden Avenue in the Pico-Union neighborhood. It was estimated at about 3 feet wide and “probably about 10 feet deep and open up on the inside,” Sgt. Richard Boyd of the Los Angeles Police Department told KTLA.
“Definitely not a situation that we’re going to let people come near or drive up to,” Boyd said.