DANVILLE – Authorities have closed Diablo Road for most of Wednesday near the Diablo Country Club so PG&E can conduct repairs caused by a fallen tree.
The following is from the Danville Police Department:
Motorists who use Diablo Road on their daily commute will need to seek alternate routes today, after an overnight incident has resulted in the closure of the roadway from Calle Arroyo to Avenida Nueva.
Sometime around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, a large eucalyptus tree along Diablo Road fell into the roadway, causing damage to power lines and a power pole. PG&E crews have been on scene since early this morning and are expected to remain there throughout the day.
Due to the damage, several power poles along that stretch of road will need to be replaced, causing the road to remain closed at least until early evening. No set time has been given for the road to reopen.
Signs in the Diablo neighborhood have been posted stating that the area is Local Traffic Only. Through traffic is being turned back. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes until the road has reopened.
For maintenance information, contact Maintenance Services Director Jed Johnson at (925) 314-3450 or for emergency services information contact the Danville Police Duty Sergeant at (925) 314-3720.