San Diego

Eastbound W. Vista Way Near Thunder Drive in Vista Opens After Sinkhole Shut Down Road

Eastbound traffic on W. Vista Way near Thunder Drive in Vista has resumed after a sinkhole opened in the eastbound lane, temporarily closing eastbound traffic, a Vista city official confirmed.

The sinkhole opened as the result of the breach of a connector piece on a 42-inch diameter metal storm drain pipe beneath the road, according to the City of Vista's Andrea McCullough.

Initial reports of the sinkhole came in at around 1:12 p.m. The sinkhole was between 3 and 4 feet deep, according to Lt. Robert Smith of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSO).

According to McCullough, the pipe is 50 years old and was inherited by the City of Vista when it became a city in 1963.

A city spokesperson said that the sinkhole was caused by a combination of the broken pipe and multiple storms over time.

No injuries have been reported.

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