Updated 08/06/2012 06:00 PM
Brooklyn Crews Finish Repairs On Massive Sinkhole
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Traffic is once again flowing on a Brooklyn street that was the site of a massive sinkhole last week.
Crews had been working since Wednesday to repair the damage left by the 15 foot by 20 foot hole on 79th Street near Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge.
Although there is still work to be done - including a gas line reconnection and street paving - a temporary lane has been set up for traffic.
Everything should be back to normal by the end of the week.
"Now we have the trench back to temporary status. We're working with National Grid so that they can get their work done before we do final restoration and the residents don't have to endure another repeated dig up of the streets," said James Roberts of the Department of Environmental Protection.
DEP officials say the sinkhole was caused when a century-old sewer main broke 20 feet below the ground.
Several parked cars on the street had been very close to falling into the giant opening.
No injuries were reported.