Enormous Madison Street Sinkhole Plugged and Paved Over
It took roughly 24 hours of round-the-clock emergency work before the gaping hell hole on Madison Street was plugged and paved. Crews from Con Edison and Department of Environmental Protection completed the necessary fixes yesterday, and by the evening rush, the casual pedestrian wouldn’t have known that a burst water main created a foreboding sinkhole.
Now it looks like any other pavement patch.
Early Wednesday morning, a twelve-inch water main beneath Madison Street burst, causing a gushing torrent and an enormous sinkhole to form between Rutgers and Jefferson. What started as a small pavement puncture, quickly collapsed under the weight of sustained vehicles. At one point, 10 businesses and 150 residents were without water. Service was quickly restored, and now life is back to normal.