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Sinkhole could cost city of Lockport $500K

by TSchmitt
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 09:25 am

The sinkhole on South Transit could cost the city of Lockport nearly a half-million dollars, and city leaders are hoping to get some emergency state aid before having to borrow the money.

The stretch near Willow and Summit streets has tied up traffic for a week, and officials say only a portion of that road will open by this weekend.

Repairs to a 30-inch sewer main have been tedious and the city had to send to Toronto for a piece of the pipe. A rainy May is being called a culprit. A clay sewer pipe caved in after heavy rains made the ground soft

 

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