Menu

Disasters

Sinkhole cuts off 100 homes in N. California city

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Crews were building a new road after a massive sinkhole in Richmond cut off a neighborhood of more than 100 homes.

The sinkhole swallowed up two parked cars when it opened Thursday evening. No one was in the cars.

A Richmond fire official says the hole, estimated to be about 60 feet long, 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep, cut off vehicle access for people in the neighborhood.

A temporary road was expected to be completed after the cars were hauled of the sinkhole.

Residents have been able to walk in and out of their neighborhood, but not drive.

Officials are still investigating what caused the chasm to form.

___

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.26% up 4.24%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.27% dw 3.31%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.59% up 4.57%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.45% dw 3.66%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.54% up 3.45%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.39% dw 4.47%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% dw 4.17%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.99% dw 5.11%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.56%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.91% up 2.87%  
36 M Used Graph 3.44% up 3.35%  
48 M New Graph 3.19% up 3.14%  
48 M Used Graph 2.97% up 2.92%  
60 M New Graph 3.22% up 3.17%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.34% dw 0.35%  
1 yr Graph 0.67% -- 0.68%  
5 yr Graph 1.38% up 1.37%