Now That’s A Sinkhole

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It’s a bit of a dovetail off Mark’s water pipe burst post because it is indeed directly related, but the Flickr images (above, by Telstar Logisitics) make for one helluva hole. Sitting here at JFK waiting to go home, I even miss our mini-disasters.

Small MSM news article with a few images is here, snip:

Officials said the collapse occurred where city Public Utilities Commission workers have been installing an 8-inch-wide pipe that will connect the main water line to a new building on Howard Street.

PUC Assistant General Manager Michael Carlin said crews dug up part of the street Wednesday night to do the work. The new pipeline broke apart Thursday afternoon for an unknown reason as workers were filling in the hole with dirt, he said.

The water caused an even larger section of the street to collapse, Carlin said. No one was injured.

Link.

Even better: Flickr photos by a couple different locals are here.

1 Comment so far

  1. mark (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:41 am

    TelstarLogistics, whoever he or she is, is a terrific photog. His/her shots on Flickr are always great.



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