ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The area of St. Paul Boulevard will continue to be closed after a large sinkhole opened up and consumed a vehicle on Wednesday.
According to Monroe County, crews worked overnight into Thursday to fix the sinkhole. During repairs, they discovered a collapsed sewer pipe. They are working to excavate the pipe and replace it.
Due to the replacement of the pipe, the county says that the closure may be extended into the weekend.
On Wednesday, the sinkhole opened up and a vehicle fell in. A News 8 crew was told that an Irondequoit resident came out to help the woman and the passenger inside the vehicle. The two have minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities told News 8 that they believe a storm drain may have failed, which led to the sinkhole opening.
The Irondequoit Police Department says that stretch of St. Paul Boulevard is expected to stay closed for around the next three days, with a detour posted.
The crash occurred as areas of Monroe County were impacted by flash flooding Wednesday morning. For more information, click here to view News 8’s up-to-date weather forecast.