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Storm drain collapse blamed for Gulfport sinkhole

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A collapsed storm drain pipe created this sinkhole on Dolan Avenue in Gulfport. (Photo source: Savannah Ramsey Baswell) A collapsed storm drain pipe created this sinkhole on Dolan Avenue in Gulfport. (Photo source: Savannah Ramsey Baswell)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

There's a huge reminder of Sunday's heavy rain on Dolan Avenue in Gulfport. Barricades now surround a three foot deep hole, which measures about nine feet long and eight feet wide.

Public Works Director Wayne Miller said the collapse of a storm drain pipe created the sinkhole.

WLOX News received pictures from a viewer showing a car perched precariously above the growing hole. It's located about one block north of Highway 90 at Dolan Avenue and 16th Street.    

Dolan Avenue is the street where Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is located. Visitors to the children's museum have to detour around the cave-in.

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