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I-Team: Sinkholes Uncovered

Updated: Nov 6, 2013 02:18 PM
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The sink hole we saw in Toledo in July, that swallowed a car, has the 13abc I-Team asking questions about sinkholes and what's being done to prevent them.

The I-Team looked into sewer line and water main breaks back to 2008.  Sewer breaks number over 1000 and water main breaks are close to 2000 according to records obtained by the I-Team. 

Most sinkholes are formed after a crack in a line starts to make the soil erode.  Eventually the ground washes away and so does the road.  That's a dangerous combination for drivers who have no idea what is under them. 

So the I-Team is asking what's being done to correct these issues.  We investigate if there's a plan to look into the sewer lines and how issues are addressed when they are reported. 

The maps below show the dates of installation of sanitary sewer lines and water mains throughout the city. Click either map to download. 

Water Main Map
Sanitary Map