Sinkhole: Traffic delays in the area of East 89th Street and York Avenue in Manhattan. Consider alternate routes. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/KVVnlbeL5T
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 15, 2021
Early Thursday morning traffic delays followed the opening of an enormous sinkhole on 89th between York and East End Avenues, Upper East Site first reported. This comes just days after two cars were found submerged in an Upper West Side sinkhole.
The publication shared photos and videos of workers from multiple agencies tending to the chasm – which it reports extended 20 feet below the ground.
The FDNY told Upper East Site there were no injuries, and the Department of Environmental Protection said its workers are investigating the cause.
Council Member Ben Kallos announced late Thursday morning that water has been shut off at two nearby buildings, and that Con Ed is also investigating the situation.
UPDATE ON THE EAST 89TH STREET SINKHOLE:@NYCWater investigating 12″ water main & 6″ sewer main as causes of the sinkhole.
Water has been shutdown for 2 buildings, only one has tenants.@ConEdison monitoring high pressure gas main.
— Ben Kallos, NYC Council Member (@BenKallos) July 15, 2021
Additional video was shared by a Citizen App user.
Large Sinkhole in Yorkville @CitizenApp
E 89th St & York Ave 8:54:19 AM EDT
We’ll provide an update as this story develops.