Sinkhole forms as crews work to repair Danvers water main break

DANVERS, MASS. (WHDH) - A large water main break that temporarily shut down a busy street in Danvers during rush hour Friday caused a sinkhole to form.

Motorists and pedestrians were urged to avoid the area of Route 62 at the intersection of Elliot, Poplar and Conant streets as water flooded the streets and utility crews worked to repair the damage.

Westbound traffic has been diverted away from the scene.

SKY 7HD flew over the scene showing a pool of water collecting on the side of the road.

Water has been shut off to the area as Department of Public Works crews work overnight to fix the damage.

The owners of a home that has been damaged as a result of the flood are on vacation, neighbors say.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the break.