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NEW: 8th Street reopens to traffic; sinkhole repairs complete in Huntington

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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said 8th Street was reopened for traffic between 5th and 6th Avenues on Wednesday evening. The street reopened a few minutes after 7 p.m. after crews completed work to repair a ruptured sewer line that created a created a sinkhole earlier in the week.


It will be a few days before part of 8th Street is reopened, according to Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.

A newly formed sinkhole has turned out to be a much bigger problem than first thought, Williams said.

Right now, 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues will remain closed until further notice.

This is the second sinkhole to open up along this part of the street since the beginning of last year.


Another collapsed sewer line is causing problems for Huntington drivers.

Mayor Steve Williams said that a sewer line collapsed on Monday evening on 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. The collapse created a sink hole.

Street department workers discovered the sink hole at about 8:45 p.m. According to the mayor.

Williams said that the work crews would be back at the site first thing on Tuesday morning to examine the hole.

That section of 8th Street in Huntington will remain closed until crews can make necessary repairs.