Massive sinkhole closes road, could ‘affect water service’ in Atlanta

Massive sinkhole blocks road in southwest Atlanta
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 10:04 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Residents and business owners in a south Atlanta neighborhood are upset after a massive sinkhole lead officials to close a busy road on Sunday afternoon.

Officials say a portion of Ira Street near Gardner Street in the Pittsburgh section of the city is closed after the sinkhole opened.

According to Atlanta Department of Water Management officials, the sinkhole “appears to be a potential water main break that may have caused the collapse. We have teams on-site investigating the issue. Water service may temporarily be affected for homes and businesses in the area.”

There is no official word on when the road will re-open.