East Bay Times, January 18, 2017
By Jennifer Modenessi

ORINDA — City officials have declared a local state of emergency while working on a fix for a large sinkhole that opened up after a recent winter storm.

Lawmakers met Tuesday to ratify the local state of emergency declared by city manager Janet Keeter Jan. 12. The declaration followed the formation of the large sinkhole last week on Miner Road near Camino Lanada after the area was pounded by heavy rain.

The crater opened up along the shoulder of Miner Road and took out a large chunk of the northbound lane and ruptured two sewer lines owned by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. The road was immediately closed to through traffic.

The city council  also directed staffers to work on a permanent sinkhole repair.  The city is estimating a total repair cost of $1 million to $1.3 million, according to a report prepared by Larry Theis, the city’s Director of Public Works and Design.

Source: East Bay Times