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Breaking News: Severe Weather Alert: Strong Storms With Wind Gusts Up To 70 MPH Could Cause Power Outages

Sinkhole From Storm Shuts Down Busy Westchester Street

Orchard Place in Yonkers.
Orchard Place in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A week's worth of wild weather led to the development of a sinkhole that forced the closure of a busy Westchester roadway.

Orchard Place had to be shut down between Orchard Street and Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers on Friday, July 19, after a sinkhole that opened up earlier this week spread, leaving the roadway with a large crater.

When the sinkhole was initially discovered, DPW crews put temporary metal sheets over the hole, though the recent unpredictable weather led to a larger cave-in on the street.

Police said that Orchard Place will remain closed indefinitely as DPW crews look to patch it up and come up with a permanent fix.

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