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Underground sinkhole fuels street collapse worries

Newburgh city officials say section of Water Street could collapse because of an underground 11-foot sinkhole. The city engineer says no one knew of the sinkhole until an unrelated sewer inspection

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2015, 8:48 PM

Updated 3,155 days ago

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Newburgh city officials say section of Water Street could collapse because of an underground 11-foot sinkhole.
The city engineer says no one knew of the sinkhole until an unrelated sewer inspection Wednesday. Last night, authorities found, by camera, that a 6-by-15-foot section of underground sewer from the 1800s had collapsed and could get worse with each storm.
With the heavy rains yesterday, officials shut down a two-block stretch of the street from 2nd to 4th streets.
Engineers are assessing what to do about the issue. Unfortunately, the area was just repaved by the State Department of Transportation.


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