Sinkhole Closes Roadway

LEXINGTON, Tenn.- Main Street is back open in Lexington, after a sinkhole several feet deep opened up near the Broad Street intersection. Road crews spent the day making repairs, and said the cold weather is to blame. A service line pipe burst, and after about a week the sinkhole caved in. “We had a line bust under the road, and just eat the road up,” said Billy Segraves, a city construction worker. Crews had the road back open within hours. Workers said it looked worse than was, and was a pretty easy problem to solve. “We ran some new service lines to go down, and put new service in, said Segraves. Businesses in the area said their water service was not interrupted despite the break. Lauren Bates said she is glad her children’s school, which sits only yards away from the sinkhole, wasn’t affected. “It’s kind of scary. I’m glad it didn’t rupture the daycare because she [my daughter] loves day care,” said Bates. Crews had the road back open within hours. Workers said it looked worse than was, and was a pretty easy problem to solve. “We ran some new service lines to go down, and put new service in, said Segraves. He said with a final touch of asphalt the problem’s fixed, and they are on to the next job.

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