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A sinkhole in South Cape Girardeau is likely to cause more issues

Apr 30, 2013 -- 6:00am

 

A sinkhole started to occur early Saturday morning on the shoulder of the 2300 hundred block of south Sprigg Street, near the Cape LaCroix Bridge.   It’s located on the westside of the street and is starting to affect the southbound lane of traffic.  City of Cape Girardeau Traffic Operations Manager Bob Kutak (COO-tek) tells KZIM-KSIM that they have blocked the southbound lane and posted warning signs for drivers.  Kutak says the city’s engineers have been consulted, and the river levels are the likely cause of the sinkhole activity.  He explains that when the river levels subside, it can create a type of vacuum, which causes settling-- or sinkholes-in our area.   They remind drivers to use caution where there is one lane of traffic. 

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