HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - A massive sinkhole in the middle of downtown Holyoke that was discovered late Monday night has gotten bigger, and it could be a long time before it is fixed.
Holyoke Police Lt. Larry Curnoyer told 22News that by 7:15 A.M., the sinkhole at Elm and Essex Streets had grown to about 25 feet wide and 15 feet deep. When it was discovered overnight, it was estimated to be about 20 feet wide and 5 feet deep.
The Holyoke DPW is now working to repair the road, and contractors are using a power shovel; removing blacktop and earth around the sinkhole itself.
Watch the video to see what the sinkhole looked like during the night, and how it looks now with the ongoing repair work.
The whole area is blocked-off around the hole, and there is no word at this time on when the repair work will be complete.
No injuries or car accidents were reported.