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Portion of Boone Ridge Road collapses, crews fill hole

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

Crews worked into the night to stop a leak and fill the hole it caused on Boone Ridge Road Tuesday.

The road is now passable.

That hole in the 200 block of Boone Ridge opened up underneath the back end of a garbage truck Tuesday, but the truck was able to be driven out of the hole.

The hole has been filled rocks that must settle before blacktop can be applied. Good weather will determine when the hole can be paved.


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A water leak is blamed for a hole that opened up underneath a garbage truck on Boone Ridge Road Tuesday.

The hole is in the 200 block of Boone Ridge and is about 15 feet wide and 15 feet deep.

The back end of the garbage truck dropped into the hole but it was able to drive out of it.

A Johnson City water department crew is searching for the leak that caused the collapse. The Sullivan County Highway Department is also working at the scene.

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