Sewer Line Collapse Caused Murphysboro Sinkhole

A sewer pipe collapse is being blamed for the large sinkhole in Murphysboro that opened last Wednesday. The hole began opening Wednesday afternoon in a residential neighborhood on Tina Drive, and at it’s largest grew to nearly 40-feet wide and 60-feet deep. City Workers and Crews worked to fill the hole with gravel by early Friday morning and are waiting for that to settle before repaving; which should come sometime this week.