Sinkhole opens up in Brownsville

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A sinkhole opened up Tuesday in the middle of a busy intersection in Brownsville.

A hole several feet deep appeared shortly after 10 a.m. at Pitkin Avenue and Thomas S. Boyland Street.

Traffic going down both two-way thoroughfares was forced to maneuver around the area.

Neighbors say this isn't the first time the city has patched up a sinkhole in the area and that it has become a common occurrence.

"They came here about five times fixing this...and they did a rotten job," one resident said.

The sinkhole has not yet been filled in and repaired. Workers appear to have opted for a temporary solution, nailing down two large metal plates over the hole. There's no word on when it will be fixed.

News 12 reached out to the Department of Environmental Protection for comment on a cause but has not heard back.

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