Center City cave-in repairs now complete

Kim Glovas
February 05, 2019 - 6:06 pm
Crews are on the scene after a sinkhole forms in Center City.

Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A street collapse in Center City a few weeks ago has been repaired, and traffic is once again moving through the area. 

The cave-in happened just before rush hour on Monday, Jan. 21. A huge hole, about three feet around, gaped open at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets.

The Philadelphia Water Department's John DiGiulio says crews determined that the sewer pipe below was defective and had to be replaced. 

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That work has been completed, the pipe repaired and the street repaved. The intersection was reopened around 2 p.m. Tuesday. 

The site was barricaded, and traffic - both by vehicle and by foot - was diverted around the area. 

Now, traffic is moving both on the street and on the sidewalks.