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Ridge Street sinkhole

A sinkhole has opened up on Ridge Street in an area that was rebuilt last summer. Crews will be working to repair the water main break and residents in the area should expect interruptions to water service.

GLENS FALLS — A sinkhole has opened on newly reconstructed Ridge Street at the intersection with Dix Avenue, and it appeared to have grown between Monday and Tuesday.

One orange barrel covered the area on Monday, but as of Tuesday, four barrels and a cone had been placed around the hole. It constricts both northbound and southbound lanes.

Glens Falls City Engineer Steve Gurzler said a broken water main appears to have caused the issue, but it was not known where the line had ruptured. A contractor was scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning to begin excavation at the intersection, so travelers should expect traffic issues there.

Once the area is opened up, it is hoped the leak will become evident and the problem can be repaired, he said.

The $4 million Ridge Street reconstruction project that was finished last fall focused on repairing stormwater and sewer lines, but water lines and mains were not replaced as part of the project, Gurzler said. The road was rebuilt and repaved.

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