New Ulm Youth find Sinkhole 20 Mar 17

A sinkhole was discovered Saturday afternoon in New Ulm near the intersection of 10th South Street and Summit. The New Ulm Journal reports a three-foot section of roadway collapsed due to erosion caused by a sewer main break.

The hole was discovered around 2 p.m. by three local youth who immediately called authorities.

The New Ulm Street Department believes Flandrau’s force main broke causing sewage build up beneath the road. This caused the road to giveaway. The Street’s Department will need to dig up the main in order to repair it. The project is estimated to take a full day.