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Waterline break causes massive sinkhole on Tancahua St.

The city of Corpus Christi is advising motorists to use alternative routes, follow posted signs and be aware of the work zone.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — An emergency road closure is in place on N. Tancuhua St. due to a massive sinkhole caused by a waterline break.

A city crew has been on site working on the hole located on North Tancahua St. between Lipan and Comanche.

Repairs are expected to take seven days, dependent upon the weather., city officials said. 

"When you have a water main break it was a 12 inch cast-iron pipe," said Corpus Christi Director of Water Systems Wesley Nebgen. "It will really roll the soil out of the hole and bring it to the surface, and that's what happened in this case."

They are advising motorists to use alternative routes in order to avoid delays, follow posted signs and be aware of the work zone.

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