Crews filling in sinkhole that opened up in Rapid City

June 1, 2019
A sinkhole on the 300 block of Whitewood Street is blocked off in Rapid City, S.D., Thursday May 30, 2019. (Adam Fondren/Rapid City Journal via AP)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Crews have started filling in a sinkhole that opened in a Rapid City neighborhood.

City crews on Friday began backfilling the sinkhole, which was discovered Thursday in front of a home in the northwestern part of the city.

Public Works Director Dale Tech says a “void deep underground” gave way, causing the sinkhole.

The Rapid City Journal reports the pit grew to a depth of 31 feet (9 meters) and measured 29 feet (8.8 meters) from north to south.

Work on filling the sinkhole will continue into the coming week.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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