8-foot sinkhole forms at Browder Street intersection
June 23, 2021
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An eight-foot sinkhole formed at the intersection of Browder Street and Highway 182 late Tuesday afternoon, which city officials said was likely caused by the recent rains. Construction crews are working to repair the hole and hope to have the intersection back open for traffic on Thursday. Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff
City officials have roped off an area at the intersection of Browder Street and Highway 182 after a sinkhole formed in the road Tuesday afternoon.
The hole, which measures about eight feet, was caused by recent rains, according to a post on the City of Columbus, MS – Mayor’s Office Facebook page.
Construction crews began working to repair the sinkhole this morning and are expected to finish sometime Thursday, the post said.
Until then, the south side of the intersection is closed to traffic, and officials are asking drivers to find an alternate route until the repairs are complete.
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