Police said a Thursday morning water main break led to a large sinkhole in Upper Arlington.
The sinkhole, located on McCoy Road near Oxford Drive, took out several lanes shortly before 5:30 a.m.
Crews were on the scene to block drivers from the affected lanes. Authorities set up barricades to block off U.S. Route 33 to Woodbridge until the break is fixed.
Upper Arlington city officials said that the road would remain closed until at least Friday morning, so crews could work overnight.
Water services were restored to residents in the area on Thursday afternoon.
Resident George Frecker said that he heard commotion early in the morning.
“Six in the morning, I heard trucks running back and forth, and now I discover that the street has a hole,” Frecker said.
The sinkhole, the size of a large truck at its height, and the water main break turned Oxford Park into a pond.
“I live right here on Oxford, and we go right down to McCoy to go everywhere, so I had to go completely around,” said resident Amy Wagner.
Resident Beth Plocharczyk said that the water main break was not the first for the area.
“This happens every few years or so, this water main break. It floods this area,” said Plocharczyk.
Frecker said that it was the second or third time it has happened in the past eight or nine years.
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