The folks at Orinda Public Works have confirmed reports we were getting this evening of a new sink hole making an appearance on Miner Road Tuesday.
Director of Public Works and Engineering Services Larry Theis said the depression is small compared to its cousins down the road and in Moraga, this one about three feet deep and three feet in diameter.
Nevertheless, crews will be backfilling the hole Tuesday night in an effort to get the roadway passable again. Miner Road between Oak Arbor Road and Camino Sobrante (currently part of the Miner Road Sink Hole Detour Route) will be closed through the evening and will be reopened as soon as possible, according to Theis.
The Manzanita Road/Camino Don Miguel detour will be closed Tuesday night, with drivers asked to use the Camino Sobrante detour route.
Theis says his folks are working hard to fill in the new arrival and get things back in order.