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Sinkhole Opens Up in Middle of Holyoke Intersection

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — A large sink-hole has opened up right in the middle of a Holyoke intersection.

It happened early this morning during a heavy downpour near the intersection of Essex and Elm Streets.

A project manager for United Water says one of their lines deteriorated, which caused the sinkhole.

The resulting hole has forced the city to shut down that intersection.

United Water says they must replace the line before they can fill the sink hole.

They expect to complete repairs and reopen the intersection by the weekend.


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  • dontcrankmeoff

    That will force dealers, customers, hookers, johns, and everyone else to go around a detour to buy and sell heroin and crack.

    • alpinequeen

      That goes for you too.

      • dontcrankmeoff

        You haven’t stopped thinking about me, have you?

        • alpinequeen

          Where ever you go, I’ll be there to keep you in line.

      • dontcrankmeoff

        Well luckily since you already live there, you are all set.

        • alpinequeen

          You can’t find me.

  • dontcrankmeoff

    Now if only that sinkhole would expand about 6 miles around, it would be worthwhile.

    • alpinequeen

      There you go, wishing ill will on other people. How do you live with yourself?