City making repairs on Culebra Road sinkhole; street expected to reopen by Thursday

The sinkhole opened Monday morning and led to a two-vehicle crash.

SAN ANTONIO – Crews with the City of San Antonio’s Public Works Department worked overnight to repair a failed section of a storm drain that caused a large sinkhole on Culebra Road.

City officials said the 48-inch storm drain pipe, which was about 50-years old, was replaced and crews are assessing the drainage infrastructure and pavement conditions in the area. They added that the storm drain pipe was severely corroded and crews were to inspect the rest of it Tuesday to determine if any further rehabilitation is needed. The Public Works Department has a Televising and Condition Assessment Program that evaluates 60 miles of city storm drain pipes annually. Pipes that are identified to be in poor condition are scheduled for rehabilitation.

The eastbound lanes of Culebra Road near North General McMullen remain closed on Tuesday.

One or both eastbound lanes are expected to be repaired and reopened by Thursday, public works officials said.

A portion of the busy West Side street caved in Monday morning.

The driver of an SUV told KSAT he was traveling in the 2600 block of Culebra Road behind a solid waste truck when the road collapsed in front of him.

The driver said the SUV would have gone into the hole but he swerved and in the process, hit a pickup truck headed in the opposite direction.

One person suffered minor injuries.

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