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Sinkhole in Lexington subdivision is repaired

The sinkhole first started to appear last Tuesday night and by Wednesday the sidewalk had fallen through. Officials say that part of Lexington is a karst topography or an area with patches of soft rock underground.

To fix the hole crews put a filter cloth in and filled it with rock. They'll then put on a layer of topsoil. A similar sinkhole showed up on Red Road last year and was repaired the same way.

"Our priority is keeping our storm system, the integrity of it there and also the public safety, we've got a lot of people that walk along the sidewalks," said Sam Williams, the Director of Streets and Roads.

Williams says the hole will be filled in completely by the end of today, then they'll rebuild the sidewalk. They hope to have the area back to normal by next week.


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