- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Tuscaloosa say they know what caused a sinkhole that made part of a road collapse.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1mZZdf2 ) a sinkhole opened Friday in the westbound lanes of Hargrove Road east of McFarland Boulevard. Workers with the city transportation and water and sewer departments were dispatched to repair the hole and determine what happened.

Jarrod Milligan, a manager with the Tuscaloosa Water and Sewer Department, says a broken cable duct beneath the road caused the sinkhole and made the asphalt collapse above it.

Workers repaired the duct and filled the hole with gravel. They are scheduled to put down new asphalt Monday.


Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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