chicago sinkhole: Massive sinkhole threatens southside home

Report Date: November 14, 2013

 

A Chicago sinkhole has opened up on the city’s South Side, causing city officials to warn nearby residents that the sinkhole may be growing dangerously close to their homes. ABC News reported Monday that the sinkhole swallowed up part of the street at 124th Street and Wentworth, and that the hole was initially caused by an underground water main break that flushed out a pocket under the street and caused flooding in a handful of basements near the rupture. Crews worked to repair the water break, and area residents were told they can once again use water, but were cautioned that it may be a few days until the repair crew can rule out any further danger and begin patching the street. ”Depending on what’s underneath it, we’re hoping by the end of the week we should have the street repaired,” said Deputy Commissioner Bill Bresnahan of the Chicago Water Department on Monday. “We will have water on to these people before we leave here, hopefully by the end of the day.”

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/chicago-sinkhole-massive-sinkhole-threatens-south-side-homes

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