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Update: Tazewell crews discover the cause of a sinkhole

Photo courtesy Chief Cooper Photo courtesy Chief Cooper
 TAZEWELL (WVVA) - Authorities in Tazewell County have found the source that caused a sinkhole that appeared in a downtown parking lot Monday afternoon.

Chief DeWitt Cooper with the Tazewell Police Department tells WVVA the hole appeared sometime between noon and 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind Guru's Thrift Store, the site of a devastating New Year's Eve fire.  It was later discovered that an old pipe had ruptured underground, causing the hole.

Cooper said the hole was approximately 3-4 feet wide and 4-5 feet deep at 5 p.m. Monday.   He says it should be repaired tomorrow.

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