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Sanitary sewer line causing a big sink

December 25, 2012
Morning Journal News

LEETONIA- A collapse in the sanitary sewer line under State Street is causing the sink hole discovered last week.

According to Village Administrator Gary Phillips, an examination of the area showed a small collapse in the line. He said the flow has remained intact, though, so it won't be replaced until after the first of the year. The roadway continues to be barricaded to traffic.

Phillips said he did not anticipate any significant problems with project and that the approximately 140-foot section of sewer line should be replaced within one or two days.

Village workers last week discovered the sink hole in the eastbound lane of State Street east of Hazel Street. The street department on Friday ran a camera through the line to determine the cause and to see if the main line had collapsed.

A sink spot on the berm near the current hole has been filled several times in the past, according to Superintendent of Utilities Butch Donnalley.

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