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Collapsed drain creates massive hole in highway

All lanes could close if erosion continues

REDLANDS, Calif. (KYMA/NBC News) - A huge hole in a highway made the drive to Thanksgiving dinner a little dangerous for people in Southern California.

A mudslide caused a drain along Highway 50 in Redlands to collapse. The collapse took a huge chunk of the roadway with it.

Caltrans quickly shut down two of the four eastbound lanes, and started making repairs.

The lane closures caused a serious traffic backup.

Caltrans says if that portion of the highway keeps eroding, engineers will have to shut down all eastbound lanes.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she has a long history with the Desert Southwest.

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