Sinkhole in Peoria big enough to fit polar bear

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PEORIA, Ill. — A sinkhole in Peoria that’s been growing for a year is finally getting repaired.

That sinkhole is about eight feet deep and could fit a polar bear – and it’s still growing. The sinkhole is found at the corner of Spencer and Meyer street in downtown Peoria. In the past, a few drivers reportedly went through those barricades and into the hole.

Peoria Public Works crews explain how the sinkhole formed.

“There’s a hole in the existing manhole that’s caused a little bit of material to suck through it, and that’s what’s creating the void under the pavement,” said Bill Lewis, city engineer.

Lewis also says the repair work is expected to last at least a few days.

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