Water leak in New Haven creates sinkhole, leads to evacuations

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials were on site of a sinkhole incident early Thursday morning in New Haven.

The water line leak that caused the sinkhole happened on Eastern Street near Route 80. The area has been closed to traffic.

According to the Regional Water Authority, a service line that goes from the watermain to a condo complex broke, sending water onto the street and sidewalk. It happened around 3:00 a.m. Thursday.

When crews arrived on scene, that’s when the encountered the sink hole. It was originally 4 feet in diameter, but it eventually more than doubled in size.

Due to the magnitude of the problem, heavy machinery had to be brought in to fix the situation.

No injuries were reported.

Officials say residents of six condo units have been evacuated. City officials won’t let anyone back into their homes until the problem is fixed.

Repairs are on going.

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