Water Main Break Leads to Downtown Sinkhole
Topeka will be closed from Waterman to English until Tuesday, as Public works Officials address a sinkhole that has resulted from a Monday water main break. Water crews are currently working to resolve the issue. Officials say that restoring water to the area may take hours.
The water main break, which occurred when an eight inch pipe burst, was reported to 911 at 12:28 p.m. Police responded to direct traffic, as the water level rose above the street curb.
The damage causing the water main break was not earthquake related.