WEST JORDAN (ABC4) — A sinkhole emerged on Aug. 15, near 9000 South and 2800 West in West Jordan after a water main break.
As seen in the video below, the sinkhole is bubbling up, and blocking the northwest-bound lane.
According to a witness, the sinkhole may be flooding nearby residents, as they noticed firefighters attempting to get the water away from one home’s basement.
Water mains break as the ground around a pipe heats up or freezes, making the pipes expand and contract, sometimes causing a rupture, according to Harris Water Main & Sewer. They can also break due to tree roots, construction work, or settled soil.
The City of West Jordan has been working to clear the area and fix the road. You can see their work in videos and photos located below.
This is a developing story. ABC4 will update this post with more information as it becomes available.