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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Residents of Federal Hill were being asked to move their parked cars off Riverside Avenue on Friday evening after a small sinkhole developed. The sinkhole, in the 1000 block of Riverside, was reportedly only about a foot wide.
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August 28, 2014
I live a short distance away from Wabash Discount Liquors in Baltimore's Ashburton neighborhood. If you drive down Sequoia Street to Wabash Avenue heading toward Liberty Heights Avenue you can see and feel a large and very visible dip in the road. The dip is inverted, which leads me to think that the ground underneath is corroded and sinking in. And similar to the street collapse on East 26th Street, the road runs parallel to both the MTA and CSX tracks. My house and the whole neighborhood rumble when the CSX trains go by. Is that a coincidence or is it related to the dip on Wabash Avenue?
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January 20, 2010
Rescue workers say it took more than five hours to rescue a horse from a 12-foot sinkhole near Woodsboro. But Brooke Vrany of Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon said Tuesday the horse named Chief is doing fine despite his cold and muddy ordeal. The horse fell into a sinkhole that opened up Monday at a Creagerstown Road farm. Advanced technical rescue teams from Frederick and Carroll counties worked with area volunteer firefighters through much of the afternoon and early evening to get Chief out of the hole.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two incidents in northern Anne Arundel County traffic have prompted road closures during Wednesday's rush hour, according to state and local officials. Anne Arundel County Police said that MD 648 at Old Mill Road in Pasadena is closed due to a sinkhole on Wednesday morning. The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in the area closed the roadway at 6:23 a.m. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said road closures are in effect in the Glen Burnie area at the intersection of Solley Road and Freetown Road due to a gas leak around 7:40 a.m. The state DOT said all southbound traffic is closed on Interstate 895 in Baltimore City due to a disabled vehicle at the Harbor Tunnel at 9:05 a.m. DOT also reported emergency roadwork on MD 140 East in Pikesville at Naylors Lane that shut down the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:38 a.m. A single-vehicle crash on I-895 North in Baltimore City at O'Donnell Street has closed the northbound right off-ramp at 8:59 a.m., DOT said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
A large sinkhole on East Monument Street near Johns Hopkins Hospital widened this weekend, potentially compromising sanitation lines to multiple homes and businesses along the street and causing their water to be shut off, according to city public works officials. Efforts to stabilize the street between North Bradford Street and North Montford Avenue and reopen it to foot traffic could take as many as nine days, officials said. Public works crews were working with residents and business owners Monday to "conduct pre-construction structural surveys and install vibration and settlement monitors" along the street that will "notify DPW if damage to surrounding buildings is occurring," the department said in a statement.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
A three-foot sinkhole has shut down eastbound traffic on U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis Wednesday, and the road may remained closed into Thursday's morning rush, Maryland State police said. The sinkhole, which closed traffic during Wednesday's evening rush hour, was located across the right lane and second lane at MD Route 665, according to Cpl. David Johnson of the state police. "It has shut down eastbound 50 at 665, and it will probably be shut down all night," Johnson said. Engineers and the State Highway Administration are on the scene, Johnson said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
A broken 10-inch-wide water main in Southwest Baltimore caused a sinkhole to open on Frederick Avenue near its intersection with East Lynne Avenue late Tuesday night, according to city officials. The water main was shut off quickly and Frederick Avenue was closed at the intersection, in the city's Mill Hill neighborhood, said Kurt Kocher, a public works spokesman. About 100 homes in the southwest neighborhood remained without water Wednesday, as crews arrived early to begin repairs to the pipe, he said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Two incidents in northern Anne Arundel County traffic have prompted road closures during Wednesday's rush hour, according to state and local officials. Anne Arundel County Police said that MD 648 at Old Mill Road in Pasadena is closed due to a sinkhole on Wednesday morning. The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in the area closed the roadway at 6:23 a.m. The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works said road closures are in effect in the Glen Burnie area at the intersection of Solley Road and Freetown Road due to a gas leak around 7:40 a.m. The state DOT said all southbound traffic is closed on Interstate 895 in Baltimore City due to a disabled vehicle at the Harbor Tunnel at 9:05 a.m. DOT also reported emergency roadwork on MD 140 East in Pikesville at Naylors Lane that shut down the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 8:38 a.m. A single-vehicle crash on I-895 North in Baltimore City at O'Donnell Street has closed the northbound right off-ramp at 8:59 a.m., DOT said.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
The State Highway Administration is studying geologists' recommendations to excavate and shore up the sinkhole on Route 31 that swallowed Robert W. Knight's van in March, fatally injuring the 24-year-old Taneytown man.The SHA also may excavate a smaller sinkhole that has caused road settling on Route 31 about 600 feet east of the accident site, said Douglas R. Rose, the SHA's district engineer.Mr. Rose said that he cannot give details about the project until he studies the SHA geologists' and soil specialists' recommendations, and that he does not know when the work could begin.
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February 19, 1992
A New Windsor activist came here Monday to find out why a House committee rejected a bill intended to protect nearby residents from potential mining damages.Linda S. Cunfer, a spokeswoman for the Statewide Coalition on Non-Coal Surface Mining, talked briefly with Environmental Matters Committee chairman Ronald A. Guns, D-Cecil, about the bill, which was defeated, 12-9."Some of those who voted against it certainly should have voted for it because they have constituents in the statewide coalition," said Cunfer, a leader of the New Windsor Community Action Project, whichmonitors mining issues in the Wakefield Valley.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Lane closures on eastbound Route 50 in Annapolis that began Tuesday night for repairs to a partially-collapsed drain pipe beneath the roadway will continue Thursday, according to the State Highway Administration. Planned closures on Wednesday night have been delayed due to expected thunderstorms in the area. The collapse caused a sinkhole to form in the roadway in June, but was only addressed with a temporary fix at the time. The work ahead will include full closures of the eastbound highway near the exit for Aris T. Allen Boulevard, the SHA said.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Residents of Federal Hill were being asked to move their parked cars off Riverside Avenue on Friday evening after a small sinkhole developed. The sinkhole, in the 1000 block of Riverside, was reportedly only about a foot wide.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
A three-foot sinkhole has shut down eastbound traffic on U.S. Route 50 in Annapolis Wednesday, and the road may remained closed into Thursday's morning rush, Maryland State police said. The sinkhole, which closed traffic during Wednesday's evening rush hour, was located across the right lane and second lane at MD Route 665, according to Cpl. David Johnson of the state police. "It has shut down eastbound 50 at 665, and it will probably be shut down all night," Johnson said. Engineers and the State Highway Administration are on the scene, Johnson said.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 30, 2013
Hampden has a sinkhole and it's a doozy - 25 feet down to the aging storm-drain infrastructure underneath Keswick Road at 37th Street. A Baltimore City emergency contract crew has been working since the last week of June to fix what Kurt Kocher, a Department of Public Works spokesman called “an explainable hole,” caused by storm-drain damage and erosion. Traffic is being redirected during the construction, except for local traffic on a mostly residential block. Also known as a sinking, the hole began as a depression of 4 to 5 feet, at the south end of the Johns Hopkins at Keswick complex, just north of a Royal Farms store and two blocks from The Avenue.
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By Joe Burris and Mary McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Repairs continued Monday to a water main break at Canton Industrial Park that had created a sinkhole over the weekend on South Newkirk Street, city Department of Public Works officials said. No one was injured and there was no property damage in Saturday's main break, which occurred when an underground pipe ruptured in the 1800 block of S. Newkirk St. near Holabird Avenue at 7:32 p.m. The main break spouted water into the air and caused a portion of the street to collapse, but the area has no homes and is used primarily by trucks, Department of Public Works spokeswoman Tiffani J. Church said Saturday.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
City officials on Wednesday removed orange construction cones and barrels from two blocks of East Monument Street that had been swallowed by a huge sinkhole this summer, unveiled an "Open for Business" sign on a lamppost and marked the end of a five-month, $7 million repair job. "It's just been completely devastating for the businesses here," said Kristina Williams, manager of East Monument Main Street, an organization run by the city, merchants and...
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May 19, 1991
No sooner had the crisis atmosphere lifted from the State House in Annapolis than a new budget sinkhole appeared last week. Since then, both the governor and legislators have been scrambling to avoid a plunge down this latest fiscal chasm.As hammer blows from the current economic recession continue to reverberate, state tax collections are in a free-fall. Even though fiscal experts have lowered revenue estimates three times since December -- and the legislature and governor have cut a whopping $550 million from the budget -- they discovered last week a new $109 million shortfall.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Nearly five months after a portion of East Monument Street collapsed in a gaping sinkhole, city officials reopened the street Wednesday afternoon, completing one of the city's largest underground utility repairs ever. "It's been a long and tough journey for the residents and business in this area," said Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx, standing on freshly poured asphalt at a podium at the corner of Patterson Park Avenue, where officials unveiled an "Open for Business" sign on a lamppost.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Nearly five months after a portion of East Monument Street collapsed in a gaping sinkhole, city officials reopened the street Wednesday afternoon, completing one of the city's largest underground utility repairs ever. "It's been a long and tough journey for the residents and business in this area," said Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx, standing on freshly poured asphalt at a podium at the corner of Patterson Park Avenue, where officials unveiled an "Open for Business" sign on a lamppost.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
For the third time since July, city public works crews have found a hole in a 120-year-old drainage culvert beneath East Monument Street near Johns Hopkins Hospital - another setback in a months-long effort to fix and reopen the road. The small hole opened early Thursday morning about 125 feet from where a much larger hole in the culvert caused a sinkhole to open July 25, officials said. Heavy rains caused that sinkhole to reopen and expand Aug. 26. The 10-foot-wide tunnel receives storm water from smaller drainage pipes from a large part of the city and carries it to the Baltimore Harbor.
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