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Napa Earthquake Aftershocks Reveal Additional Roadway Damage

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Generic image of road damage after Napa Earthquake. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Generic image of road damage after Napa Earthquake. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

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Following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa, CHP officers say they visually inspected roadways and bridges and found the following locations suffered some roadway damage:

  • State Route 29 Southbound at the George Butler Bridge in Napa. This part of the road is reduced to one lane for emergency roadway repairs until 6 p.m. The speed limit in the area is reduced to 25 mph. Northbound lanes are unaffected. An alternate route is State Route 121, or Imola Avenue, to State Route 221.
  • The number two lane of Westbound State Route 37 at the Mare Island Bridge in Vallejo is closed for emergency repairs until 3 p.m. Alternate routes include Interstate 580 to Highway 101 or State Route 29 to State Route 12 to State Route 121.

The CHP warns drivers to expect significant traffic delays in the affected areas, and avoid them if possible.

All other bridges and major thoroughfares have been visually inspected officers and no damage was noted, according to a CHP statement. Detailed inspections will continue to be performed by Caltrans engineers.

The CHP encourages members of the public to alert them to roadway damage by calling their non-emergency line at 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247). If roadway damage presents an emergency situation (threatens the safety of the public), immediately call 9-1-1.

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