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Sinkhole that shut down McCarty Street in Downtown Indy happened during 'planned utility relocation, DPW said

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-16 15:40:07-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A sinkhole has shut down a busy downtown Indianapolis street for at least 24 hours.

McCarty Street between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street is shut down after after the street collapsed Monday afternoon.

According to a foreman at the cleanup site, the sinkhole crosses the entire street and will require approximately 24 hours for repairs.

The sinkhole was caused by utility relocation work according to a tweet from DPW.

Indy DPW has received reports of a sinkhole on McCarty Street between Illinois Street and Capitol Avenue due to utility relocation work. Construction crews are working onsite and McCarty will remain closed until the area is secured.

Indy Department of Public Works

There is no word on if any people were injured or if there was any property damage.

This is a developing story.