Waterline break causes ‘sinkhole’ in road

Washington sinkhole 2By MELINDA WILLIAMS


Pulaski motorists had to detour around a section of South Washington Avenue Thursday afternoon while crews repaired a waterline break that caused a “sinkhole” to form in the road.

A “concerned citizen” came upon a section of roadway that had collapsed at the Washington Avenue/Fifth Street intersection in southeast Pulaski around 2:33 p.m., according to Pulaski Police Department Capt. Anthony Meredith. The citizen blocked the area to protect oncoming traffic and flagged down a town employee.

Meredith said police officers responded to the scene and worked with members of Pulaski Fire Department and Public Works employees to establish a detour around the area.

Pulaski Engineer Bill Pedigo said repairs were completed around 6 p.m. and traffic flow was allowed to resume.

No injuries or vehicle accidents resulted from the roadway collapse. Meredith said the name of the citizen who blocked the sinkhole to protect traffic is not known.



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