TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Sinkhole opens on James Street near Allegheny General

Stephanie Strasburg | Trib Total Media
A pothole on the 1100 block of James Street in North Side shut down the street on the evening of Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Mike Hasch
Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
 

A North Side street that runs along Allegheny General Hospital is expected to remain closed until sometime Tuesday while workers repair a sink hole.

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority crews said the sink hole, which opened only a relatively small hole in the pavement in the 1000 block of James Street, is actually about 10 feet deep and nearly 20 feet long.

It appears the hole was caused by the collapse of a storm drain.

A private contracting crew was summoned to excavate the street and make the necessary repairs. James Street remains blocked between East North Avenue and Knoll Street.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. 1st Pittsburgh HealthyRide bike share stations ready to open
  2. Point Park graduate’s ‘mugshot’ photos hit nerve on racism
  3. Newsmaker: Ursula Payne
  4. Inmate assaults Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputy at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
  5. Medical examiner: Dormont man found near incline died of multiple injuries
  6. Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto works to smooth path for business ties with Cuba
  7. 11 vying to temporarily fill Danko’s vacant seat on Allegheny County Council
  8. Homicide by vehicle trial of Munhall man Brezicky closes; verdict Monday
  9. Dormont man missing since Wednesday found dead at Station Square
  10. Allegheny Intermediate Unit to distribute $530,000 in STEAM grants to 28 school districts
  11. Bethel Park teacher’s profane tweet raises eyebrows