Sinkhole in Palm Desert
PALM DESERT - Motorists should expect delays today as Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) performs work to repair a sinkhole on Cook Street near Sheryl Avenue in Palm Desert.
CVWD crews responded to the report of the sinkhole, approximately 20-feet by 10-feet in size, early this morning. The cause appears to be a broken sewer line. No sewage has leaked outside of the sinkhole.
One lane of northbound Cook Street, as well as the northbound turn lane from Cook Street onto Sheryl Avenue, and one lane of southbound Cook Street from south of Sheryl to the wash will remain closed while crews are working to repair the sewer line and roadway. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes or allow extra travel time if driving through the area.
It is unknown at this time how long the lane closures will last.
CVWD appreciates motorists' patience while the work is being performed. Water and sewer service will not be affected.
The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.
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