Crews excavating near downtown area

Crews with Jacobs, which handles Ontario Public Works, gather up this morning to discuss the situation in an alleyway between Oregon Street and Southwest First Street along Southwest Fourth Avenue, where water and sand are spilling out into the street.

ONTARIO — Crews with Jacobs, which handles Ontario Public Works, are excavating in an alleyway between Oregon Street and Southwest First Street along Southwest Fourth Avenue this morning where water and sand are spilling out into the street.

One of the westbound lanes along that block is barricaded at this time as crews perform work.

Director of Public Works Cliff Leeper wrote in an email this morning that they are still investigating what happened, and that he will share more information as soon as it is available.

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