Large sinkhole in St. Joseph County caused by sewage main burst

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- A large sinkhole caused by a sewage main burst redirected traffic at the intersection of Edison Road and Quince Road in South Bend on Friday.

The hole was under emergency construction, and is said to be an isolated incident that should not happen anywhere else in connection with Friday's break.

"That's about seven thousand feet of force main pushing sewage into that discharge manhole, so you can envision there is a significant amount of force," said City Engineer for South Bend Kara Boyles.  "The fact that this is a force main is unique and there are really no connections to the force main, so there are no customers without service."

The repairs for the sinkhole are expected to be complete by Friday night.

No confirmation was given as to how long the main was broken for.

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