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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2006
CITY, STATE WARN ALL TO AVOID
The closed stretch of
Repeated landslides there have left the road severely undermined and unsafe for vehicular traffic, and it was closed Sunday evening. The road is also hazardous to others because of the globular black sand that is sliding down the hillside and onto the road, said City Facility Maintenance Director Laverne Higa.
“It’s like trying to walk on marbles,” said Higa. “The footing is very unsafe. In addition, it’s possible trees and other debris might come tumbling down, so we’d like everyone to avoid that stretch of road.”
The City owns the road, and the state owns the hillside that has been sliding onto the road for much of the past month of heavy rains. City Road Maintenance crews hauled more than 100 truckloads – roughly 800 tons – of soil, rocks and debris from the road over the past month.
The closure of a half-mile stretch of
Mark Matsunaga, City Public Affairs Officer, 527-5767
Bill Brennan, Press Secretary to the Mayor, 527-6928
Ray Lovell, State Civil Defense, 733-4300 ext. 524
|Tuesday, April 04, 2006|