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A neighborhood's sinkhole situation

1 year 4 months 4 weeks ago May 26, 2015 May 26, 2015 Tuesday, May 26 2015 May 26, 2015 10:19 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz, Brittany Weiss

CENTRAL - A woman reluctantly promised to look over her neighborhood overnight Tuesday after a sinkhole developed in her front yard.

"It was not there yesterday at all," Jessica Perault told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss in an interview on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Tuesday. Perault said the sinkhole appeared between Monday night and Tuesday morning and grew during the day.

She said she has watched a water meter sagging in the middle of the hole sink lower and lower over the course of the day.

"We're just worried it is going to bend and there is going to be a geyser coming up of water," she said.
Perault said there appears to be some confusion about who can help, and her calls got little accomplished by Tuesday evening.

"We don't know what to do, but there is a large sinkhole," a frustrated Perault said.

She is worried inquisitive people may encounter trouble after dark even though the parish put a temporary orange fence around the hole.

"We felt the need to put chairs out here to sit and make sure none of them ran across it because it is so big," Perault said as she looked at the hole in her yard.

The Department of Public Works promised answers Wednesday, during business hours.
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