Massive sinkhole cuts water service to South Side homes - Fox 2 News Headlines

Massive sinkhole cuts water service to South Side homes

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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.

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