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VOL. 37 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 05, 2013

Second hole forms near Murfreesboro greenway

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MURFREESBORO (AP) — Officials in Murfreesboro have closed a section of a greenway after a second hole opened in the ground near the path.

City Engineer Chris Griffith told The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/10OeuSs) he doesn't believe the void is a sinkhole.

The hole is 8 feet across and about 4 feet deep. A crew dug into it and found wet soil, leading Griffith to suspect a leak in an irrigation pipe that runs under the hole, 22 feet down.

The hole formed under a lamp post along the Gateway trail, knocking it over.

The city fixed a similar hole that formed nearby last week and determined that one was caused by a leaking pipe.