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Crews spent Wednesday covering sinkhole

1 year 3 months 1 week ago February 10, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Wednesday, February 10 2016 February 10, 2016 12:51 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Construction crews spent Wednesday covering a sinkhole that developed in a parking lot along Bluebonnet a day earlier.

The sinkhole nearly swallowed a FedEx truck and briefly closed the busy highway near Highland Road. The truck was towed out and the sink hole was fenced off overnight.

WBRZ.com was first to report the sinkhole had developed Tuesday morning.

According to Karen Khonsari with the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Program, the sinkhole was caused when a 24-inch, 1970's-era concrete pipe collapsed. Khonsari said the pipe was inspected according to schedule in 2013, so the root cause of the collapse will require further investigation.

Officials said there was no off-site impact.

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