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Sinkhole Opens up near Beale Air Force Base

The California Highway Patrol says a sinkhole opened up Monday evening near Beale Air Force Base.

The hole is between 8 and 12 feet wise and around 20 feet deep. Hammonton Smartville Road is closed between Chuck Yeager Road and Brophy Road, and is expected to be closed for at least a week.

The CHP is encouraging motorists to use State Route 20 as a detour.

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