• 6-ft wide sinkhole blocks intersection

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    ATLANTA,None - Atlanta police are blocking off an area of northeast Atlanta where there's a large sinkhole.

    The area near the intersection of East Sussex and Cumberland roads has been shut down. The sinkhole is 6 feet wide on top, 10 feet deep and spreads 20 feet wide.

    Police said the sink hole was first reported to them just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Since then, a patrol officer has been assigned to the area around the clock.

    Officers are concerned because the sinkhole is near Morningside Elementary School and Haygood Preschool, and some students walk to school. Channel 2’s Mark Arum suggested using Barclay Place to get around the area.

    Authorities said repairs will take at least five days to complete.

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