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3OYS: Dangerous pothole on Crane Boulevard

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The north Jackson homeowner told us this was an accident waiting to happen.  Source: WLBT The north Jackson homeowner told us this was an accident waiting to happen. Source: WLBT
"If somebody had hit that at night they could have done some damage to not only the cars but it could have been fatalities involved. It's that deep."  Source: WLBT "If somebody had hit that at night they could have done some damage to not only the cars but it could have been fatalities involved. It's that deep." Source: WLBT
Previous sewer repair work had taken place at this site. The city filled in the 12 foot deep hole, but rains have since washed it out.  Source: WLBT Previous sewer repair work had taken place at this site. The city filled in the 12 foot deep hole, but rains have since washed it out. Source: WLBT
Not long after our contact with city officials, a small army of workers showed up. And recognizing trouble, they got right to work.  Source: WLBT Not long after our contact with city officials, a small army of workers showed up. And recognizing trouble, they got right to work. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The city of Jackson responded quickly Tuesday to repair a large sinkhole in north Jackson. Three on Your Side was contacted by a resident on Crane Boulevard about a potentially dangerous hazard in the street.

We listened when Anthony Puckett called. He was frustrated after trying to get help fixing a massive crevice in front of his home.

"This has been going on for about a month now." said Puckett. "I have contacted the city, 3 or 4 times. I called the Mayor's action line and then I finally called Three on Your Side."

Neighbors erected their own barriers to keep anyone from hitting the washed out crevice.

"I'd say about 15 feet long, 3 and a half feet wide and about 2-3 feet deep," described Puckett. "It's pretty significant."

The north Jackson homeowner told us this was an accident waiting to happen.

"This was very serious," added Puckett. "If somebody had hit that at night they could have done some damage to not only the cars but it could have been fatalities involved. It's that deep."

We gave the city a heads up Tuesday morning about this massive Crane Boulevard crater. As I spoke with Puckett about the potential trouble he said,

"Here comes the city of Jackson now looks like."

Not long after our contact with city officials, a small army of workers showed up. And recognizing trouble, they got right to work.

"And we will just pack it with dirt the cave in you know," said a city worker. "We will fill it back in with dirt."

When Three trucks rolled up , Puckett smiled.

"Well that's a better response than we have had in the last month I can tell you that," said Puckett. "Cause we have been trying and trying and trying. And this is the most we have seen in a month."

Previous sewer repair work had taken place at this site. The city filled in the 12 foot deep hole, but rains have since washed it out. We were told it will now be paved to prevent a reoccurrence.

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