Street in Arleta Closed for Inspection of Soil Erosion

Road Closed Signs as Snow Falls

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ARLETA (CNS) - A quarter-mile stretch in Arleta has been closed to traffic due to pavement disruption caused by soil erosion at a the site of an excavation project.

Natural gas utility workers near the Pacoima Diversion flood control channel asked the Los Angeles Fire Department to investigate sudden soil erosion and pavement disruption below the roadway in the 13200 block of Branford Street at 5:14 p.m. Monday, the LAFD said.

Officials said the damage appeared minimal and did not cause any injuries or structure damage in the residential neighborhood. The LAFD closed a quarter-mile stretch of Branford Street between Arleta Avenue and Beachy Avenue "until personnel from the city's Department of Public Works can work with utility officials to determine a cause and resolution for the issue."

Reopening of the roadway will be determined by L.A. Department of Transportation officials, according to the fire department.

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