Investigation into UES sinkhole expected to last a few more days

Officials say they are still trying to get to the root of what caused a sinkhole at East 89th Street and York.

  • 09:12 AM ET - 7/15/2021
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    A sinkhole at East 89th and York Ave is causing traffic delays. Video of the scene shows a hole roughly the size of an SUV in the middle of the street.
  • 10:14 AM ET - 7/15/2021
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    UPDATE: Officials tell Forth the sinkhole was likely caused by a sewer break and water has been shut off to the area.

  • 10:22 AM ET - 7/15/2021
  • 06:34 PM ET - 7/15/2021
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    City Council member Ben Kallos says water has been restored to buildings adjacent to the massive sinkhole that emerged this morning
  • 10:38 PM ET - 7/15/2021
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    Officials are still investigating the cause of the #sinkhole, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection told Forth.

  • 07:44 PM ET - 7/16/2021
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    The investigation into the cause of the sinkhole will continue into next week, the city’s DEP said. Crews have expanded the site to get a better look at the surrounding infrastructure to figure out what went wrong.

  • 06:08 AM ET - 7/20/2021
  • 01:14 PM ET - 7/20/2021
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    The cause of the sinkhole that swallowed part of the street at East 89th Street & York Ave last Thursday is still being investigated as the city continues to excavate around the area, the city's DEP said. Work is expected to last several more days.