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Roads, Bridges Undamaged After Quake Jolts California Wine Country


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California transportation officials said the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the town of Napa in the heart of the state’s wine producing region early Sunday morning left the infrastructure in the area north of San Francisco mostly unscathed.

“There was minor damage to Highway 121 in Napa, so that’s being addressed by our crews, but, otherwise, all the highways and bridges performed as expected, and they’re all safe for travel,” said Leah Robinson-Leach, chief of public affairs for Caltrans.

Pavement separated and crumbled in a section of Highway 121, a local road that runs along the eastern side of the town, Robinson-Leach said.

“At this point in time, it has been temporarily repaired and we will go out and designate timeframes in which it is best for us to address it permanently,” she said.

Meanwhile, state Route 29, the main highway in the region connecting the wine country to Interstate 80, was not damaged, she said.

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