Single-lane traffic is in effect along Vernon’s Hospital Hill (Highway 97) Tuesday morning, April 27, after a water main broke last night.
The City of Vernon said a water main break near the turnoff around 10 p.m., April 26, caused significant damage to the roadway closing the northbound lanes.
The main was repaired overnight.
Traffic control personnel and materials are on scene and traffic is being directed onto the southbound side of the highway.
Motorists needing to access Vernon Jubilee Hospital are asked to turn east on 18th Avenue then north on 31A or 31st Street.
For the safety of workers on the scene, motorists are reminded to obey all traffic control measures.
A site assessment is underway and additional traffic measures will be put in place later today (April 27). Updates will be provided when they become available.
This is the second time in four years a sinkhole has closed Highway 97 on 32nd Street near VJH and Polson Park. The last was on May 30, 2017.