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Street Closed by Sinkhole

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte street is closed because of a sink hole that developed over the weekend.  A leak in an underground sewer is blamed for washing away the ground beneath

the pavement and causing the asphalt to fall in on a stretch of Brighton Street.


Mayor Tom Dermody said Brighton Street at Rush Street will be closed indefinitely until the repairs are made to the sewer and street.  Dermody said the sinkhole illustrates the need for the recent water and sewer rate hike so money can be raised to upgrade the aging system.  “This is a perfect example.  This sewer line was probably built in 1910,” he said.


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