Muddy Mess! Sinkhole Forces Major Street Closure

A sinkhole that formed in North Park Thursday has forced the closure of a major street for several hours, Detective Gary Hassen said.

Northbound lanes of Texas Street north of Madison Avenue were shut down around 1:15 p.m., Hassen said. City water department spokesman Arian Collins says the lanes are expected to open by 7 p.m.

Texas Street is the only surface street that carries traffic out of North Park, University Heights and Normal Heights down the hill into Mission Valley and Interstate 8.

Collins says a leak in a service line started the problem.  

Water service is also shut down to three apartment complexes and at least two businesses in the area until about 5:30 p.m.

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