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Sink Hole Watch: 2nd Street Near 2nd Avenue (Updated 1:19pm)

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Yesterday EV Grieve had photos of a large sink hole on 2nd Street, near 2nd Avenue. This morning, friend of The Lo-Down Jeanne Wilcke emails us more visual evidence of Lake LES. She reports:

“As I was walking by, police scooter blocked street off, news vans were there and Con Ed set up operations across 2nd Ave. Plus as sun was rising and creating glare, a car wouldn’t notice the hole until it was, gulp, in it. Luckily that didn’t happen as far as I know.”

But the owner of this Audi is probably not feeling so lucky. Gothamist has a close-up shot of the icicle-covered car.  The DOT advises us, via Twitter, that they’re all over the pot hole situation:

This weekend, DOT filled 1,788 potholes throughout the five boroughs. Know of a pothole needing repair? Report it here: http://bit.ly/2TBB6Z

Update 1:19pm: It appears the sink hole was caused by a leak from an unoccupied school, at 44 East 2nd Street. Water service was shut off earlier today, impacting about 250 customers. Workers are making repairs and the NYPD has blocked off the street. By the way, it appears no one called 311 to report the sink hole. Community Board 3 and police officers started working with city agencies on the issue when they became aware of it today.

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