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A street in downtown Cleveland is closed due to a sinkhole that is eight feet by 10 feet wide and three feet deep.

The sinkhole is located on West Third between Lakeside and Summit. The Cleveland Water Department said a three-inch water main burst, which caused the road to collapse. There are no injuries.

“It was lucky that somebody didn’t go in it,” said Kim Thompson of the water department. “But we were lucky that we were able to get here quickly.”

The city said a crew member noticed the road slightly sagging, and when the worker shut the water off in the area, the road opened up.

As of Monday night, city crews repaired the main, but the street will be closed until Tuesday afternoon.

“The cold weather caused a lot of the weight underground, stress, thawing, freezing, freeze-thaw cycles, and we get more of this than we want to get,” added Thompson.

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source: Newsnet5.com

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