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Sinkhole Restricts Traffic In Taylorsville

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File photo of a sinkhole in a street. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

File photo of a sinkhole in a street. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A sinkhole is causing some lane closures at a busy intersection in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville.

Utah Department of Transportation officials say crews are working to fill the sinkhole that measures 3- to 6-feet-wide and 20-feet deep.

No injuries were reported, but one car hit the hole and bottomed out when the sinkhole opened Friday afternoon at the intersection of 5400 South and 3200 West.

UDOT officials say the hole was caused by an old corrugated metal pipe that collapsed beneath the roadway, leading to erosion of the road’s subsurface.

They say there will be some lane closures until crews finish the work. Work was expected to last until early Monday morning.

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