Crews patch sinkhole in downtown Austin

Crews patch sinkhole in downtown Austin

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Crews worked to patch a large sinkhole that was discovered by a cyclist Friday morning.

The discovery caused traffic headaches for drivers in the downtown area.

It started off as a fairly small hole, but underneath, the opening was much greater.

"It's impacting an area approximately 15 by 15 feet underneath the surface," an official told FOX 7.

They also said it was about 10 feet deep.

Officials closed off Cesar Chavez in both directions. They eventually opened the eastbound lanes, but drivers going west were diverted to Driskill and Rainey Streets.

Crews filled the sinkhole with cement.

Officials have reopened one westbound lane of Cesar Chavez and say the North curb lane will reopen at 7:30 p.m.

 

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