Water main break causes sink hole in DeKalb neighborhood

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Crews have repaired a water main break in a DeKalb County neighborhood.

It happened at the intersection of Cody Road and Old Wellborn Trace near the entrance to the subdivision, blocking residents from leaving a cul-de-sac. The water has also been shut off in the subdivision since 7 a.m.

Neighbors sent Channel 2 Action News a photo of an SUV caught in a sink hole Thursday morning. Diane Simons was leaving for work when it happened.

"I was hoping it wasn't going to go any further down in that hole. I was lucky that watershed management was driving by, and they were able to help me out of the car," Simons said.

Charles Larkin was outside telling neighbors the water was out when Simons drove into the hole.

"I was walking up the street informing people and when I looked down the street I saw the car go in the hole. By the time I got there, she had rolled out," Larkin said.

Around 8:30 a.m., the SUV had been removed and the area around the sink hole was roped off.

Crews are replacing an 8-inch pipe. DeKalb County Watershed Management officials said it could be an all-day project but it was repaired about 2 p.m. The huge hole remains.