Crews Repairing Large Sinkhole That Opened on City Street

TROY, N.Y. (AP) -
Barriers surround a sinkhole Monday in Troy, NY. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Barriers surround a sinkhole Monday in Troy, NY. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Crews on Monday repaired a large sinkhole in a street in an upstate city where another infrastructure failure last month cut off the water supply to nearby communities.

Officials in Troy believe the pavement gave way after a sewer line collapsed early Sunday. The street remains closed Monday as workers used a camera to get a better look at the damage below ground in an effort to determine what repairs need to be made.

The sinkhole repairs come five weeks after a water main break in another Troy neighborhood sent millions of gallons of water flowing onto a street. The break in the century-old cast-iron pipe shut off water supplies for two nearby towns in neighboring Saratoga County.