Auberry Road to remain closed for 2 weeks near Alder Springs after rain washes out shoulder

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A portion of Auberry Road will remain closed for two weeks as crews work to fix damage caused by recent storms.

The Fresno County's Public Works and Planning Department says the damage can be repaired, but it may take 14 days, depending on the weather conditions.

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Recent rain has caused part of the shoulder along that section of Auberry Road to erode and break away.

The erosion happened in an area charred by the Creek Fire in 2020.

Auberry Road remains open to local traffic in the Alders Springs area, but where it will be fully closed by the work site. Emergency vehicles are able to pass through the area.

The road is expected to stay closed throughout the night as crews make repairs.

The closure comes as Highway 168 remains closed due to a rockslide over the weekend.

The slide is blocking the route between Prather and Shaver Lake, which also impacts travel to China Peak.

The only detour that is now open for drivers is Tollhouse Road.