COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A portion of 14th street in Downtown Columbus was blocked off on Tuesday afternoon, due to a sinkhole. Nearly 24 hours later Columbus Water Works and the City of Columbus teamed up to make the repair.
The sinkhole was five to eight feet deep and a foot wide. The short-term resolution was placing a steel plate over the hole. Public Works Director, Drale Short says the root of the issue was a broken sanitary line.
A city junction box, which houses electrical cables, was also damaged in the process.
Both issues were repaired this afternoon. The sinkhole has been filled and the roadway is back open.