Denver, Colorado 2021-01-16 18:51:35 –
Denver-A water break in eastern Denver created a sinkhole that could swallow a car on Saturday morning. Residents say the road is likely to collapse again due to structural problems.
At 3:00 am, Jason Whismer woke up outside the house. Thinking it was a robbery, I turned on the lights at the front door and saw a car crash into a hole in the middle of the street in front of my house.
“Mud was almost flowing to my lawn,” Wismer explained. “And it started to sink more and more.”
The 15-foot hole sank a few feet to the ground. The photo of the incident shows the standing water filling most of the hole. Denverwater officials say a leak in the old water mains of the street eroded the Earth under the asphalt and caused cracks. Wissmer says that quick fixes to old pipes and previous sinkholes are causing more problems.
“I’m afraid to live here because I have to worry about my car falling on the road,” he said. “Every time this happens, the road is moving up and down, so the asphalt is split separately and you can see everywhere it’s happening.”
“We have a process in place for the crew to respond immediately and restore water, while minimizing the impact on the community,” Denverwater said in the incident. The city replaces hundreds of thousands of feet of water pipes each year, and the water pipes in front of Whismer’s house will be replaced this year.
But growth-focused city leaders couldn’t focus on the inhabitants who already live here, Wismer said.
“In just three blocks from your four blocks, here they want to build three or four three- to six-story high-rise condominiums, which will drive hundreds of cars up and down this road. Things will be added, “he said. “It’s dangerous.”
Neighbors on east Denver street speak out about numerous sinkholes Source link Neighbors on east Denver street speak out about numerous sinkholes