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Sinkhole closes road for National City residents

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 12:00:38-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- Residents expressed frustration over a street closure in National City that was prompted by a sinkhole that developed due to a corroded storm water pipe.

The sinkhole occurred in the 1700 block of Rachael Avenue, according to city engineers.

Neighbors said they noticed a dip in the road Wednesday afternoon but didn't pay much attention to it. Neighbors told 10News the road was closed around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

National City and San Diego city employees visited the site multiple times Thursday working to figure out who had jurisdiction.

National City Deputy City Engineer Roberto Yano told 10News the pipe is in San Diego City's jurisdiction and it will take a couple days to open the road.

Yano said recent storms caused the damage to the pipe.

An engineer with National City told 10News road work would begin at 8 a.m. Friday.