Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Collapse of State Route 3

Commuting by freeway in District 7 is not without its hassles—congestion, accidents, construction delays, etc. But rarely does the roadway simply give way, the pavement collapsing in on itself, whole chunks of it disappearing—like a scene in an action-adventure movie. 

That’s exactly what happened to State Route 3 about 10 miles north of Weaverville in Trinity County on March 14. Luckily, no one was hurt. Check out the video below to see some incredible images. 

Crews are working hard to get the highway reopened as soon as possible. About 5,000 dump trucks of material have to be moved to rebuild the road, which is expected to be back in service by Memorial Day.