Jul 062013
 

newport sink hole 3 at brook

Sewer line failure on NE 3rd at Brook.  Watch for detour signs and/or cones directing how to get through the area.  Repairs through Thursday possible.

Sewer line failure on NE 3rd at Brook. Watch for detour signs and/or cones directing how to get through the area. Repairs through Thursday possible.

newport sinkhole 3 at brooks sewer cover off

Passersby parking their cars and walking to Nye Beach noticed that NW 3rd near Brook was developing a small sink hole. So they called police. Police arrived and they saw not only the original hole, but another that was forming right in front of them.

Public Works Director Tim Gross said it’s likely a main sewer line failure. They’ll have to dig up most of that block of 3rd and patch what ever segment that has failed. It’s an ancient line, he said. Underground shifting of rock and dirt has taken its toll over the many decades that it’s been in the ground.

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