Sink­holes to be fixed

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

A GROUP of small sink­holes in the road on Aplin St will be re­paired this week if the rain stays away long enough for Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil crews to get to work. “Sink­holes are dif­fer­ent to pot­holes be­cause they are usu­ally caused by move­ment of soil or fill ma­te­rial un­der the sur­face of the road that had been com­pacted around un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture,” the coun­cil said. “In this case, a crack in a stormwa­ter pipe is likely to be the cul­prit. Our crew will re­pair the pipe, re-com­pact the earth above it and patch the road­way.”

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