West Chester sinkhole repair could take a week

A large sink hole opened up Sunday night on West Chester Road and officials say the road will be closed for a week or more while they fix the problem. CONTRIBUTED

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A large sink hole opened up Sunday night on West Chester Road and officials say the road will be closed for a week or more while they fix the problem. CONTRIBUTED

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A sinkhole that opened up on West Chester Road between Cincinnati-Dayton and Barret roads in the township Sunday night will keep the road closed for at least a week.

Spokeswoman Barb Wilson said they are still trying to determine the cause of the crater and for safety reasons they don’t want to do a “quick repair.”

“We’re working to identify the cause of the sinkhole and will begin remediation efforts once the cause is identified. For safety reasons, we don’t want to make a quick repair without knowing what caused the sink hole in the first place,” Wilson said. “West Chester Road will likely be closed for some time — a week or more — until the safety of the roadway can be assured.”

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