Giant Sinkhole in Albany Being Repaired
A giant sinkhole is being repaired at one of Albany's busiest intersections.
According to The Times Union, traffic is flowing in the area of Washington and North Main Avenues despite a sinkhole that opened on Tuesday. Crews are currently on site making repairs. The sinkhole occurred due to broken pipes under the pavement that eroded away soil, causing the pavement to fall.
A sinkhole is a depression or hole in the ground caused by a collapse of a surface area. The area where this particular sinkhole is happens to be a very busy area. Most typically in the Capital Region area, a sinkhole occurs when "an underground structure fails and creates a space for the soil to go," Joseph Coffey, commissioner of the Department of Water and Water Supply said. "It's just unfortunate where it is located."
No timeline was announced as to when the repairs will be complete.