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Sinkhole opens on James Street near Allegheny General

| Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
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.

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.

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