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Heavy rains said cause for sudden sinkhole in Mexico City road

Mexico City, Mexico — Early morning rains are being blamed for a large sinkhole that has appeared in the middle of a Mexico City road. The hole, which mayor Claudia Sheinbaum says is at least four meters deep, is in the center of Oeanía Avenue, making a traffic diversion necessary.

While the hole itself is only about one meter across, it’s the depth that has city officials concerned. Personnel from the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) are on site. The roadway is closed while city officials tackle its repair.

City officials report the hole was formed due to the fracture of a 30-inch drainage tube.

Elements of the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection are also on site while work is being done on the drainage lines underground.

Heavy rains that hit the city overnight are said responsible for the sudden appearance of the hole. Other areas of Mexico City, including an entrance to the CDMX metro at La Raza station, were also affected by the downpour.