New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

WCBS 2 Repairs Expected To Last Days After Sinkhole Opens Up On Upper East Side by Andrea Grymes

Repairs Expected To Last Days After Sinkhole Opens Up On Upper East Side

A large sinkhole opened on the Upper East Side on Thursday, causing a road to cave in. Crews have been working all day to make repairs and figure out how it happened.

You get a real sense of how large the sinkhole is when you see men inside and around it. The one-way street turned into a massive construction site after the pavement gave way at around 8:30 a.m., CBS2’s Aundrea Grymes reported.

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Still, Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the Upper East Side, said he is concerned.

“We need the Department of Environmental Protection, which manages our water supply, Con Ed working together to find any leaks underground, making sure that we’re not having any compromised spaces, and make sure that this doesn’t happen again,” Kallos said.

Con Edison said gas and electric were not impacted in the area.

Kallos told CBS2 the DEP believes a 12-inch water main — or a 6-inch sewer main — may be the cause.

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