More Sinkhole Problems in Cape Girardeau

4 years 1 week 5 days ago June 10, 2013 Jun 10, 2013 Monday, June 10 2013 Monday, June 10, 2013 11:36:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two new sinkholes are causing problems in Cape Girardeau, creating what city leaders call a "very dangerous" situation.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the sinkholes are on busy South Sprigg Street, near LaCroix Creek. One is causing creek water to flood into a quarry.

One sinkhole is about 50 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. The other near the end of a creek bridge is about 25 feet in diameter and 6-8 feet deep - and growing.

City employees are monitoring the bridge but public works director Tim Gramling says the public should avoid the area because of the unpredictability of the sinkholes.

Thirty-three sinkholes have emerged in the same area of Cape Girardeau since 2007, including 18 new ones in the past two months.

 

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