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Sinkhole brought on by collapse of sewer line built in 1881, sewer district says

The sinkhole is estimated at 13 feet deep.
Sinkhole at the intersection of 8th and Walnut streets in Downtown Cincinnati.
Sinkhole at the intersection of 8th and Walnut streets in Downtown Cincinnati.(WXIX)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 9:10 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Walnut Street in Downtown Cincinnati will be closed through Thursday while crews make repairs to fix a sinkhole.

The partial collapse of a brick sewer line built in 1881 caused the sinkhole to appear Tuesday, according to the Metropolitan Sewer District

The sinkhole is estimated at 13 feet deep.

There have been no reported injuries or property damage associated with the sinkhole, Metropolitan Sewer District says.

Walnut Street will be closed to thru traffic while crews work to repair the sewer line. Drivers should use 9th to Race to 7th streets as a detour, the City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering says.

Public transit is allowed.

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MSD flushed the collapsed sewer with water on Wednesday. Teams will then go into the sewer to assess the damage.

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