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Water Tanker Pulled From Sinkhole In Cross Lanes; Site To Reopen Friday

Reported: Feb. 20, 2014 1:31 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2014 6:38 PM EST
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CROSS LANES, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A water tanker at a bulk distribution site in Cross Lanes that started to sink into a foot-and-a-half deep sinkhole has been pulled out of the hole and appears not to have suffered any major damage.

Laura Jordan, spokeswoman for West Virginia American Water, said the water tanker will be moved from the old Big Sandy parking lot, refilled with water and it will be redeployed Friday in a different area of the parking lot when the distribution site reopens about 9 a.m.

The bulk distribution site was shut down Thursday afternoon when the sinkhole developed, and officials feared the sinkhole could get worse.

Jordan said it appears the tanker only suffered some scratches and is still operational. She said a contractor will cover the sink hole with a metal plate Thursday night. The hole will be filled in with asphalt and repaired permanently at a later date.




CROSS LANES, W.Va. -- A bulk water distribution site in Cross Lanes in the old Big Sandy parking lot was shut down Thursday after a sinkhole developed and a water buffalo started to sink into the concrete.

"The water company says the belly of the tank is starting to sink into the concrete," Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Sayre said.

Sayre said she did not know how large the sinkhole is, but a photograph shows part of the tanker sticking into a hole on the lot. The county manager said she was notified about the problem about 1:15 p.m.

"We don't know if the sinkhole is going to get worse, so it's (the bulk water distribution site) closed until we know," Sayre said.



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