- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A 20-foot sinkhole in suburban Atlanta is swallowing trees and threatening businesses.

WSB-TV (https://bit.ly/1aJXSFJ ) reports the hole opened on private property in Marietta, about 20 miles north of Atlanta.

City workers say a loose connection between two pipes rusted and water rushed out, causing the hole to open. They estimate it is 40 by 20 feet wide.

The sinkhole is close to the street and several businesses.

City officials say crews will work through the day to make repairs. They say more rain is forecast for Monday, which could complicate the repair efforts.

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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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