Water line leak creates sinkhole, leads to evacuations

November 7, 2019 GMT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A leaking water service line in New Haven has created a sinkhole and has led to evacuations.

Police say several families had to leave a condo complex early Thursday because of the dangers of the rushing water near their building.

NECN reports the sinkhole is about 10 feet wide and six feet deep and extends under a building at the complex on Eastern Street near Foxon Boulevard.

Traffic is not being allowed through the area.

A South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority spokesman says the privately owned line has been shut off and the authority is helping the condominium complex make repairs.