Crews fix 15-foot-wide sinkhole in Fifth Ward

Crews fix 15-foot-wide sinkhole in Fifth Ward

A 15 foot wide sinkhole opened up in east Houston on Tuesday afternoon. The sinkhole is located at 3600 Market Street, and it was big enough for a car to fall in.

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by KHOU.com staff & Associated Press

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Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 7:33 AM

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HOUSTON – A 15 foot wide sinkhole opened up northeast of downtown on Tuesday afternoon.

The sinkhole was located at 3600 Market Street, and it was big enough for a small car to fall in.

A neighbor contacted Public Works, and police quickly blocked off the area.

A Public Works crew member said he had never seen a sinkhole grow so fast. They believe a water leak caused the sinkhole.

Workers made repairs overnight, and the roadway reopened early Wednesday morning.

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