Large sinkhole opens up in Memphis street

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A large sinkhole caused road closures on Macon Rd. in Berclair Thursday.

Police said it formed because of a broken water main in the eastbound lane close to N. Graham Street.

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Chasity Perry told FOX13 he actually ran into the sinkhole before it started bubbling.

“I thought I was going underground cause it’s so deep,” Perry said.

The road was shut down for hours. Perry said she lost her motor and muffler to the sinkhole.

“It’s shocking you know,” Perry said. “Cause for me to hit a hole and look at my momma's face, and my momma just scared, it’s just a scary experience.”

MLGW is closing all eastbound traffic lanes in the 3900 block of Macon Road from Maria Street to Graham Street. The repairs are expected to last up to 10 hours, and drivers are advised to use an alternate route.