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Texas highway sinkhole expands to 30 feet wide, 15 deep

12:49 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) - Crews continue working on a large and growing sinkhole next to a Houston, Texas highway.

The massive hole is now 30 feet wide and 15 feet deep, according to officials.

"We figured out with the heavy rain last weekend, it increased the capacity of the line and that's what caused this," said construction foreman Ramon Torres.

Workers said the heavy rain and strong storms on Saturday caused the problem and that it is going to be difficult to fix.

"The rain water started getting into the sewer line and the line got over capacity, causing damage like this," said Torres.

KPRC

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