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Turlock road near Monte Vista Crossings reopened weeks after repairs to 100-foot sinkhole | UPDATE

The road that was closed since Dec. 5 because of a 100-foot sinkhole that could have been related to a ruptured sewer line re-opened on Monday.

TURLOCK, Calif. — Update: Dec. 23

A Turlock road is finally reopened Monday weeks after being closed when a near-100-foot sinkhole opened up, city officials confirmed.

According to the city's Development Services Department, Tuolumne Road between Golden State Boulevard and North Tully Road was reopened following nearly three weeks of emergency repairs.

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A 100-foot sinkhole that could be related to a ruptured sewer line closed a road near Monte Vista Crossings in Turlock on Thursday with the re-opening time unknown. 

Turlock city crews and staff are evaluating the sinkhole and the underground erosion on W. Tuolumne near N. Golden State. West Tuolumne is closed between N. Golden State and N. Tully Road. The Turlock Unified School District advises drivers to use Fulkerth Road or West Monte Vista Avenue. 

There is no known threat to those in the surrounding area of the sinkhole, the Modesto Police Department said in a press release. Officials do not have an estimate when the repairs are finished at this time.

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