Sinkhole in Havelock

Mar 11, 2013

Crews are on site today repairing a water main that caused a 20 foot wide sinkhole in Havelock. Jared Brumbaugh reports.

The incident occurred when a connection between an old water line and a newer pipe gave way around 7 pm last night.  The sudden release of water created a sinkhole  20 feet across and 15 feet deep near the bridge on Pineview Street and Joe’s Branch.  Public Information Coordinator with the city of Havelock Diane Miller says crews were at the site today pumping water from the problem area to initiate the repair.

“The waterline gave way right at the connection which is absolutely the worst place it could happen because it gives the crew so much more difficulty to get to the place and keep it dry enough to make the repair.”

While there’s no time estimate on completion of repairs, Miller says crews have restored water to most residents.  A boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.  Jared Brumbaugh, Public Radio East.