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On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, an eight-foot sinkhole was formed at West 4th Avenue and West 29th Street in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County.
The sinkhole was caused by a 54-inch water main line that was ruptured while a private contractor was digging the area. Because of the water main break, a huge volume of water spilled over the road, forcing the intersection to close to all motorists. The sinkhole also affected several businesses in the area.
As for the residents, they were asked to conserve water as the incident might have an impact on the water pressure as well. Jennifer Messemer-Skold, Spokeswoman of the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer, said they were increasing the water pressure from their treatment plant as well as pump stations in case the affected residents noticed lower water pressure.
According to the officials, it would take several days to repair the water main line.
To find out more about nearby sinkholes in Miami-Dade County, check this Miami-Dade County sinkhole map.