Main Street in South Windsor Reopens After Crews Repair Sinkhole - NBC Connecticut

Main Street in South Windsor Reopens After Crews Repair Sinkhole

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    A sinkhole has closed part of Main Street in South Windsor.

    Main Street has reopened Saturday afternoon after crews worked to repair a giant sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the road Thursday.

    Drivers are advised to use caution on the road, which is partially covered with dirt, after temporary repairs.

    Police said a driver called them just after noon Thursday to report feeling something unusual on the road while driving by.

    When public works crews arrived, they found a large sinkhole in the southbound lane of Main Street. The hole was about 10 feet long, 10 feet wide and 7 feet deep.

    Crews had to widen the hole in order to fix the problem, because they believe the source of the sinkhole was about 20 feet down below the pavement, according to officials. They used heavy machinery to excavate the area.

    "What we believe happened is, there is a box culvert that goes underneath the road here, connects the stream on either side of Main Street here, and we believe there might have been some separation between sections of the box culvert," explained South Windsor Public Works Director Michael Gantick.

    Main Street was closed between Oxbow Lane and Sullivan Avenue through Saturday afternoon.

    Officials said it's a fortunate situation, all things considered, because no other pipes seem to be affected and no one else traveled across the unstable pavement as it gave way.

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