City workers fix Gautier woman's large sinkhole

City workers fix Gautier woman's large sinkhole

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - A Gautier woman said a sinkhole that has been swallowing her front yard for months has finally been fixed. The resident called WLOX after she claimed she contacted public works several times about the hole being a danger to her child and neighbors.

"It is a really big eyesore and I am frustrated," said Shikia Hurd.

Hurd is talking about an unavoidable sinkhole that was in her front yard on Porpoise Road in Gautier. She said when she moved into her Gautier home in August the hole was very small, but it just kept growing.

"It started off as this little hole here, and it started spreading in as the water filled it up and that is when the cement started breaking," Hurd recalled.

Hurd claims that's when she began calling public works for help.

"I have been talking to the City of Gautier for a couple of weeks about the huge sinkhole. I have a special needs son who wants to splash in it because he doesn't know the harm and danger. They put out these orange cones last Friday and told me they would be back Monday, which was yesterday," she said.

WLOX News reached out to Clear Water Solutions Project Manger Chad Jordan about the problem. Jordan then got his team to fix the drainage issue within 45 minutes.

The crew then filled the sink hole with sand. Jordan said according to his records, the first time Hurd notified his team about the issue was last Wednesday and the initial plan was to fix the hole this week.

Hurd said she is happy the unwelcome site in her front yard is now gone.

Jordan said at least 1,000 public work orders come into Gautier monthly, still no project is ignored. His said his team prioritizes the load to complete every project.

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