Massive sinkhole cuts water service to South Side homes - FOX 32 News Chicago

Massive sinkhole cuts water service to South Side homes

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Crews on Chicago's Far South Side continued to try to repair a massive sinkhole Tuesday morning, as four homes remain without water service after the water line break.

The sinkhole is about the size of four or five cars, spanning 30 feet deep, 14 feet wide and about 20 feet long. It appeared near 124th Street and Wentworth in the West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.

Crews say it started with a home water line leak, which caused the soil under the street to wash away. That, in turn, caused the street to cave in and break a water main. Neighbors told FOX 32 that at times water could be seen gushing 20 to 30 feet in the air.

No one was injured and no cars were damaged when the ground gave way.

Residents were advised to boil their water before use.

The water department and People's Gas are working on repairs, which are expected to take at least a week.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices