More Sinkhole Problems in Cape Girardeau
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.