"Baby sinkhole" opens in downtown Mpls following water main break [PHOTOS]

Categories: Minneapolis
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Abbie Snell on Twitter (click to enlarge)
"Just your everyday baby sinkhole in downtown Mpls," Snell wrote.
Early this morning, a water main broke in downtown Minneapolis, temporarily flooding streets near the Target Center.

SEE ALSO: Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop

The flooding is now under control, but it appears the water did some residual damage to downtown streets. For instance, check out the photo of the "baby sinkhole" at the top of the post, which was taken on 2nd Avenue in between Target Center and Target Field.

And here's another shot of the damage posted on Twitter by a Timberwolves exec: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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13 comments
Jared Roddy
Jared Roddy

Has anyone noted that this is like the third water main that's busted in Minneapolis in the past year? Infrastructure? Pffft. No! Tax breaks!

Debbie Ledin
Debbie Ledin

if it had time to grow up, it could have been like the one in robbinsdale 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Michael Lynch
Michael Lynch

Sure baby sinkholes are cute, but they grow up.

Bec Salmonson
Bec Salmonson

Hmmm, 2nd sinkhole in DT Mpls in the last few months. Major inspection needed throughout Mpls

geminib1ch
geminib1ch

Second one in DT in a couple months. Someone best do an inspection throughout the city


_Joe_
_Joe_

@Michael Lynch Agreed.  It's all great fun when they're on segways and bicyclists, but as soon as they're big enough to start eating Smart Cars, it's just too expensive to feed them and many are abandoned by their owners.

Onan
Onan

@Bec Salmonson  - The last one was in Robbinsdale, not Minneapolis. The one early in the year was caused by a contractor.

geminib1ch
geminib1ch

@Onan @geminib1ch There was a  huge sinkhole about Nov/Dec time off Hennepin & Washington. That was the 1st in DT, now this one =2nd sinkhole in DT. Robbinsdale is not in DT

Onan
Onan

@geminib1ch  - Also, that one earlier this year was caused by equipment smashing into said water main by a contractor working on a project.

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