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4-ft-wide pothole shuts 101 in downtown L.A.

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

February 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Part of the southbound 101 Freeway in Downtown L.A. shut down for hours as Caltrans worked to repair a large pothole.The pothole was located just north of East First Street, and it was first reported just before midnight Saturday night.

The closure caused a traffic mess Sunday. Crews fixed the pot hole by successfully filling it up with concrete. The 101 was schedule to reopen around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the pothole is 4-feet wide and about half-a-foot deep. It caused as many as 25 vehicles to pop their tires, but there are no reports of injuries.