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Repairs underway to fix Kingsport area sinkhole

Published On: Dec 04 2013 08:53:26 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 04 2013 11:14:00 PM EST
Sullivan County Sinkhole

Crews blocked off the sinkhole after a garbage truck nearly got stuck.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

A sinkhole in a Kingsport area neighborhood is being repaired along with a broken water main.

The sinkhole on Boone Ridge Road was the size of a car and was formed because of a broken water main. The Sullivan County Highway Department believes the water has been leaking for weeks, eroding the foundation.

Witnesses say the hole opened after a large garbage truck passed over it.

Crews filled the hole with rock and gravel. They will wait a few days for the rock to settle before permanently patching the hole with concrete and asphalt.

The hole has been cordoned off to traffic.