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Flooding creates giant sinkhole off McKnight Road in Ross Township

Credit: WTAE
Published on July 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s
The hole opened up on McKnight Circle, where it meets McKnight Road.
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Flooding creates giant sinkhole off McKnight Road in Ross Township

SOMEONE ELSE, BUT MAKE NOMISTAKE -- THIS IS AN ISSUE ANDONE THAT IS BEING DEALT WITH,BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE A WHILETO FIX.THIS IS A SINKHOLE ON MCKNIGHTCIRCLE, JUST NEXT TO MCKNIGHTROAD, VERY CLOSE TO THE ROSSPARK MALL.AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS SINKHOLEHAS DEVELOPED, AND WE’RE TOLD BYPUBLIC WORKS OFFICIALS IN ROSSTOWNSHIP THAT IT GREW OVERNIGHT.THEY’RE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESSOF GETTING SOME PERMITS FOR SOMEHEAVY MACHINERY TO COME HERE,AND THEN THEY’RE GOING TO NEEDTO EXCAVATE UNTIL THEY GET TOTHE PIPE THAT’S COMPROMISED.WE ARE TOLD IT IS A SIX-FOOTFOOT STORM DRAIN THAT RUNSPARALLEL TO MCKNIGHT ROAD.WE GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO THEPUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, WHO TELLSUS THE PIPE ITSELF IS WAY IN THEGROUND, WHICH IS GOING TO MEANIT IS GOING TO TAKE A BIG FIX.APPROXIMATELY 20 FOOT DEEP.SO WE HAVE TO EXCAVATEEVERYTHING OFF OF THAT TO FINDTHE PIPE.ONCE WE FIND THE PIPE, WE’LL BEABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THEPROBLEM IS.UNTIL THEN, WE HAVE NO IDEA.DAVID: MICHAEL FUNK DID SOMEBACK OF THE ENVELOPE MATH FORUS.HE SAYS THIS COULD BE HUNDREDSOF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO FIXAND, AT A MINIMUM, WILL TAKE A

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