Mail truck crashes into sinkhole in SLO

January 29, 2021


A mailman drove a United States Postal Service truck into a sinkhole in San Luis Obispo on Thursday.

The result of heavy rain, the sinkhole appeared at the dead-end on Olive Street just past the Homestead Motel, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. The sinkhole was about six feet wide and five feet deep.

Police officers and a public works crew came out to the scene, and workers repaired the street. The mailman did not suffer any injuries.

In addition to the sinkhole in SLO, this week’s storm also created a larger sinkhole in North County between Paso Robles and San Miguel.

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The city would rather waste money on bike lanes and bulb outs and other some nonesense instead of fixing out city streets, that most likely has been caused bu a leaking water line or a culvert that rotted, or a 100 yr old sewer line that cracked.

The city is sending out surveys for the taxpayer to reply back I think its located on the city website, its time to tell the city how we feel, here is the link for their bike walk and cost projections,

Or, better known to just about everyone else, as a washout. “Sinkhole” is a whole ‘nother brand of nature…and this ain’t it.