Water Line Break Creates Sinkhole, Leads To Evacuations

November 07, 2019 - 7:44 am
New Haven Police van

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - A leaking water service line in New Haven has created a sinkhole and has led to evacuations.  

Police say several families had to leave a condo complex early Thursday because of the dangers of the rushing water near their building.  

Authorities say the sinkhole is on the grounds of the building on Eastern Street near Foxon Boulevard.  

Traffic is not being allowed through the area.  

A South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority spokesman says the privately owned line has been shut off and the authority is helping the condominium complex make repairs.  
 This story was corrected to say a leaking water service line, not a broken water main, has caused the sinkhole.

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