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Possible sinkhole opens near busy south Springfield intersection

Sinkhole opens up in south Springfield.
Sinkhole opens up in south Springfield.(KY3)
Published: May. 6, 2021 at 4:45 PM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 8:00 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A water main repair is underway as crews investigate a sinkhole that opened up Thursday afternoon at a busy Springfield intersection.

The sinkhole was spotted in front of the Dairy Queen located on South Campbell near James River Freeway.

Sinkhole opens up in south Springfield.
Sinkhole opens up in south Springfield.(KY3)

Crews say it’s it’s unknown if the main caused the sinkhole or if the sinkhole damaged the main. The damage comes after several weeks of rain in the region.

The sinkhole stretches about five feet. While the repairs may take some time, this isn’t believed to be an emergency situation.

Police and Springfield City Utilities crews are investigating how it opened. We will update as more information becomes available.

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