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Road repair underway after sinkhole opens in Magna

Magna Sinkhole
Magna Sinkhole
Posted at 7:20 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 09:27:33-04

MAGNA, Utah — Crews are working Monday to patch up a section of a Magna road after a large sinkhole opened Sunday evening.

The sinkhole opened at about 7 p.m. at 8400 W and Main St.

Magna Water Board chair Mick Sudbury said the sinkhole is about the size of a small car.

According to the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District, the sinkhole opened after a 14-inch secondary water line sprung a leak.

Magna Water District crews shut off the water line and compacted the sinkhole with gravel.

On Monday, the southbound lanes of 8400 W will be closed near Main St. as crews finish patching the road.

People living in Magna and commuters are urged to avoid the area and find alternate routes.