Sinkhole forces emergency repairs at well-traveled Vicksburg intersection

Published 7:56 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020

City crews Wednesday morning repaired a sinkhole that developed in the middle of a well-traveled Vicksburg intersection.

According to city officials, crews with the city’s sewer department discovered the sinkhole around the manhole cover in the intersection where Halls Ferry Road ends and Cherry Street begins, just north of Marcus Bottom.

Water and sewer superintendent Dane Lovell said the hole was caused by a broken storm drain buried 3.5 feet under the road.

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The situation, officials said, was deemed unsafe and repairs were ordered immediately.

While the roads in the area were not closed, the city’s traffic department has placed traffic cones to divert cars around the work area.


About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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