Crews Work Overnight On 20-Foot-Wide Sinkhole

Havelock officials said a water line break flushed out a large sinkhole that kept crews working through the night.

On Sunday, Havelock public information officer, Diane Miller said crews were working to repair a water line break near Joe's Branch and the bridge on Pineview Street in Havelock.

Early Monday morning, officials at the Havelock Police Department said crews discovered that water line break opened up a 20-foot wide, 15-foot-deep sinkhole.

City officials said crew worker overnight on the repair, and planned on continuing through Monday morning until the job was finished off.

Crews said water was shut off to the nearby neighborhood.

No word yet on when water service will be restored in the area.

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Officials say that a bridge in Havelock is having to close for maintenance Sunday evening.

Diane Miller with the city of Havelock says that a significant water leak was discovered that has prompted the closure of the bridge on Pineview over Joe’s Branch.

Miller says that equipment will be moving into the area, and that once repairs commence, water in the area may need to be shut off to isolate the leak.

There was no timetable for how long the closure will last.

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