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A sinkhole was formed at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Demonbreun in Nashville, Tennessee on June 27, 2019.
The sinkhole was caused by a large water main break. When a double-decker tourist bus drove over a sewer worksite, it broke through the roadway, damaging a 12-inch water main break underneath. According to Metro Water Service, the end cap of the water main became loose as one of the steel plates fell into the excavation site. Steel plating is usually done on roadways when there’s sewer work. Water pressure washed away the gravel, resulting in a sinkhole.
The road was closed as a huge amount of water flooded the area. MWS crews will repair the water main while the contractor will backfill the site. The incident has no impact on the water supply.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Nashville, check this Tennessee sinkhole map.