A sinkhole that opened up on a Redlands street prompted a warning to avoid the area Monday afternoon.
The hole in the roadway appeared to be about 15 feet deep and 12 feet by 12 feet wide, according to a newspaper photographer who was on the scene.
The city of Redlands urged people to “avoid the area” of westbound Redlands Boulevard at California Street (map) in a tweet posted just before 3 p.m.
The sinkhole was on Redlands Boulevard, according to the city. The area is near the border with Loma Linda, just south of the 10 Freeway.
The sinkhole opened up a day after multiple nearby San Bernardino County mountain areas saw flash flooding and mudslides amid torrential rains and a thunderstorm.
Sinkhole on westbound Redlands Blvd at California St. Westbound lane is closed. Avoid the area.
— City of Redlands (@CityofRedlands) August 4, 2014