Sink­hole out­side Mar-a-Lago fixed

Palm Beach Daily News - - OPINION - By CON­NER MITCHELL

The sink­hole out­side of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago has been re­paired and traf­fic now is flow­ing as usual on South­ern Boule­vard near the club’s en­trance.

Re­pairs to the 16square-foot hole that opened Mon­day re­quired dig­ging with an ex­ca­va­tor un­til the hole was about 10 feet wide and sev­eral feet deep and then fix­ing the 7-to-8-foot-long sec­tion of stormwa­ter pipe that had col­lapsed about 5 feet un- der­ground, of­fi­cials said.

The re­pairs were fin­ished Wed­nes­day and were not af­fected by heavy rain Wed­nes­day night, West Palm Beach city ad­min­is­tra­tor Jeff Green said Thurs­day.

The pipe was in­stalled more than 10 years ago and be­longs to the town of Palm Beach, though Green said West Palm Beach is con­tracted to re­pair and main­tain the pipe. Green said the Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion also is work­ing with crews.

Meghan McCarthy / Daily News

The sink­hole that opened up out­side Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on Mon­day has been re­paired and traf­fic is now flow­ing as usual.

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