City of Sheman fixes sinkhole

Published: Dec. 18, 2017 at 7:51 PM CST
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A sinkhole is raising concerns about the city's aging infrastructure.

Several viewers voiced concerns Sunday after a water main break caused a sinkhole opened up under Gallagher drive.

City spokesperson Nate Strauch said the sinkhole is repaired now, but it's not the first problem for this area.

"This area on Gallagher we know we've had problems in the past, the infrastructure there, the piping that runs from that water tank, is very old, so it's prone to leaks and cracks, and that's kind of what we saw yesterday with the sinkhole forming," Strauch said.

No one was hurt and no vehicles were damaged.

Strauch said the city created a utility crew two years ago to respond to utility breaks.