Water main break, sinkhole shut down Valencia street

by Austin Dave, Staff Writer 613 views0

A water main break below McBean Parkway at approximately 9:45 a.m., forming in a sinkhole, resulting in the closure of the Valencia thoroughfare at Decoro Drive.

Crews are on-site to assess the situation and make repairs as needed. Buses that normally run through the area have detoured, impacting stop times.

All traffic is being rerouted around the affected area. City officials are advising residents to avoid the area completely, but local traffic is allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Message boards have been placed to reroute traffic at Newhall Ranch Road and McBean, McBean near Copperhill and Decoro near Dickason Drive.

The detour plan will reroute traffic at:
Decoro – eastbound closed at Cottage Circle
Decoro – westbound can only turn right at McBean
McBean – northbound only one lane open
McBean – southbound closed at North Park

This isn’t a first-time experience for the intersection — On June 22, 2011, a sinkhole was formed just a few yards away from the current break, when another water main broke..

Austin Dave, Staff Writer

Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School — one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online (CougarNews.com). In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.

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