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Sinkhole forms near busy intersection

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 15:47:24-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Drivers were caught off guard after a sinkhole formed on Betty Jean near Williams Drive.

The sinkhole was discovered sometime before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. City officials said a waste line collapsed and street crews are repairing the sinkhole.

They told us that there should be no interruption of service.

Officials said the likely cause was due to the torrential rains from last week and aging infrastructure.

Work crews said once the damaged line is removed and tested by crews, their mission is to immediately replace the damaged line and mitigate any disruption of service.

Crews expect to have the line repaired sometime overnight into early morning hours.