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Massive sinkhole closes Kearny Villa Road exit off northbound Interstate 805

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 19:19:13-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The northbound Interstate 805 exit to Kearny Villa Road was shut down Tuesday morning after the formation of a massive sinkhole.

The 25-feet wide, 25-feet deep sinkhole was reported at around 8:15 a.m. Monday on the right lane of the exit ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officials said they believe a broken pipe collapsed a culvert, causing the road to cave in on the off-ramp.

Tuesday afternoon, Caltrans confirmed that the off-ramp would remain closed throughout the evening commute.


10News learned crews spent most of their time repairing the culvert before filling the hole.

For those trying to get to Rady Children’s Hospital or Sharp Memorial Hospital, Caltrans made the following detour available: Northbound I-805 to northbound SR-163, exit onto Balboa Ave. and turn right on Kearny Villa Rd.