Spokane crews patch up hole near Manito Park after water main break

A water main break opened up a hole in the road early Monday morning at East 18th Avenue and South Grand Boulevard next to Manito Park.

Marlene Feist, a city spokesperson, said the hole was reported around 2 a.m. Monday. Feist said the break occurred with a 12-inch cast iron water main that dates back to 1964.

“A sinkhole is an actual geological formation,” she said. “This was a hole born out by the pressure of the water, but a sinkhole is an actual thing.”

Feist said the City of Spokane Water Department first worked to fix the pipe before filling the hole. As a result, a lane of

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