This morning a large sinkhole opened on West 82nd Street. The area, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, is not far from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route that will take place this Thursday.
West 82st street literally just cratered at about 8:40am. One of the busiest pedestrians thoroughfares on the night before and day of 🐓Parade. pic.twitter.com/QO9hZ291pO
— katie rosman (@katierosman) November 20, 2017
The hole was created by an old water main break. According to CBS New York’s initial report on the situation, the water will have to be drained from the hole before the road can be repaired.
— Juliet Papa (@winsjuliet) November 20, 2017
At about 20 feet long the sinkhole is massive, especially for a location that local Katie Rosman says is “one of the biggest pedestrian thoroughfares” for the Thanksgiving Parade.
Featured image source: Twitter / Kaite Rosman