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Sinkhole repair work continues

By Staff reports

Quarrier Street was shut down much of Thursday from Brooks Street to Morris Street to repair a sinkhole that opened up on Wednesday, according to the Charleston Street Department.

As of Thursday at 6:30 p.m., one lane of Brooks Street was closed and paving work was not complete.

A sinkhole about 6 feet long and 5 feet wide opened up in the street Wednesday afternoon, according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers. The intersection was closed a little after 4:30 p.m.

Officials for the Charleston Sanitary Board said the hole was caused by a storm sewer line collapsing under the roadway. The line was repaired Wednesday night.

Larry Roller, operations manager for the sanitary board, said repair crews finished filling the hole with gravel about 11 p.m. to temporarily reopen the street, but shut it down again about 8 a.m. for a more permanent fix.

He said crews are currently filling the hole with concrete.

Barring said he hoped to have the road reopened by dark Thursday.


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