Sinkhole opens on McCullough

A sinkhole discovered just north of downtown has forced a section of McCullough to be shut down to afternoon traffic.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, McCullough from E. Poplar to E. Euclid has been shut down as crews from the San Antonio Water System try to determine where the water main break is.

SAWS has yet to determine if the break has in fact caused the sinkhole.

The hole is measured to be about a foot wide, and nearly thee feet deep.

Looking inside the hole, there is running water and pipes.

A sergeant on scene said shutting down a small section of McCullough is in the best interest of motorists.

“As (the hole) gets larger tires can get caught up in it ... we don’t want it to cause any accidents and make sure to prevent that type of incident out here,” said Sgt. Elias Tobias, with the San Antonio Police Department.

So far, water has not been shut down to the immediate area, which consists of small businesses and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital nearby.

Police say the area will be shut down to traffic until repairs are made, so have alternate routes on hand if this section of McCullough is an area you use.


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