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Sinkhole to force emergenccy closure of road in Fairfax area

Editor's note: the following is a press released issued Tuesday morning by Pierce County.

Fairfax Forest Reserve Road East in Pierce County will be closed to through traffic for two days this month to repair a sinkhole.

The closure will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14. The road is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The closure will occur at milepost 2.5 near the old town site of Fairfax. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.

Drivers can expect one- to four-hour delays with one lane alternating traffic around the work zone. Advanced warning message signs will be posted Wednesday, Feb. 9, to alert motorists of the pending closure.

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