Cracked pipes open hole at intersection of Eighth Ave. and S. Washington St.

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Cracked pipes have led to a hole opening up at an intersection in Aberdeen.

Lynn Lander, City Manager, described what transpired that eventually closed the intersection at Eighth Ave. and S. Washington St.

He said that the city knew there was an issue, located the problem area and blocked it off before the hole grew larger.

Lander said the city worked on lines in that area about a year ago, but stopped about a block short of where the most recent damage occurred.

He said it will take a while to repair the pipes and fix the hole in the street.