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Jackson residents concerned about sinkhole swallowing their street

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A sinkhole is beginning to swallow a street in west Jackson and residents say the city won't do anything about it. The sinkhole is more than two feet deep and five feet wide.

 “I think it is ridiculous because if you fall in this hole and there is some water in here you can actually drown,” said Resident Linda Shabazz.

Those who live and work on Valley street are frustrated. For more than a year, they have had to look at this sinkhole in the middle of the street and it keeps growing and growing.

“It is not being worked on period, point blank, but the holes in Eastover and places like that are being worked on," said resident Albert Coleman. "Why are you not working on the holes in West Jackson?” 

The super-sized sinkhole has only two orange cones surrounding it to warn drivers and those waking in the area .

“A child could get stuck," said resident Mary White. "There have been three or four cars that have gotten stuck in here and my neighbor.” 

These concerned residents say they have complained to the City of Jackson to no avail.

“I think they don't care," said White. "Every time I come and complain about this hole, they would come with a big truck, sit there, look at, fix these barrels and pull off.” 

The neighbors said they are now fed up. They’re demanding the city come and fix this hole because it is an eyesore and a danger.

“It is no words for this," added Coleman. "Someone needs to come out, some higher official downtown, take a look at this and see what they can do about it. It is dangerous. Somebody is going to get hurt. Just like yesterday when a lady ran off in there. The next person that run off in there may not be so lucky.” 

We reached out to Jackson Officials about the problem.  They said public works crews will assess the situation.

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