David Rosen
A large sinkhole likely caused by heavy rains opened up overnight along South 96th Street in South Park. No announcement as to time of repair has yet been made.

Large sinkhole opens up in South Park

By David Rosen

A large sinkhole opened up along S 96th St and 8th Ave S in South Park due to the overwhelming rainstorm overnight Sept. 5-6. It's approximately 20 feet long, 7 feet wide and 5 feet deep.

The spot was recently an issue at the end of June where a small dip in the road formed. A road crew from King County came out and fixed it in July. Overnight the sinkhole opened up in that same spot but this time was a lot worse. No announcement has been made as yet on when the road will reopen.

Traffic is currently being routed around it.

A water main is also affected by the sinkhole and is potentially involved in the pavement collapse but that has not yet been determined.

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