Due to an enormous sinkhole that swallowed two automobiles during this week’s severe rain, a damaged stretch of road in Chatsworth is still closed.
The sinkhole on Iverson Road, northeast of Los Angeles and just south of the 118 Freeway, started to form late Monday night as rain lashed Southern California for hours. The hole, which spans both lanes of the highway close to the freeway bridge, is thought to be roughly 40 feet deep.
Firefighters and other emergency personnel saved a mother and a girl inside a car that slid into the hole Monday night as the water inside the car filled up.
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Work Continues On Chatsworth Storm Sinkhole That Swallowed Two Cars
Fire-rescue personnel lowered a firefighter to the girl and woman using a high-angle rope and an aerial ladder suspended over the sinkhole. They were raised to the surface while being harnessed.
Heavy construction machinery was used to remove the crumpled vehicles, one of which had fallen on top of the other.
The Los Angeles City Council authorized emergency repair money of $500,000 on Tuesday. For storm damage to Mulholland Drive between Summit Circle and Bowmont Drive, where a portion of the slope crumbled near the canyon road, an additional $450,000 was granted.
Thursday and Friday are expected to be dry in Southern California, allowing for the continuation of cleanup operations after the strong winter storm dumped several inches of rain on the area. Before additional rainfall this weekend and early next week, clouds return on Friday. Keep yourself updated with all the latest news from our website Newswatchlist.com and get all the recent updates.