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Sinkhole could close Mulberry Street for weeks; city inspector injured in fall down crater

Sinkhole could close Mulberry Street for weeks; city inspector injured in fall down crater

Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore could be closed for weeks because of a growing sinkhole that may have developed undetected even as crews worked recently to replace a water main on the busy commuter thoroughfare.

On Tuesday, a city inspector who tumbled into the crater when the road gave way beneath him a day earlier was released from the hospital.

The hole initially spanned a single lane of the three-lane eastbound artery, but a day later stretched from one sidewalk to the other, between Paca and Greene streets.

Mulberry is the latest instance of failing infrastructure causing sinkholes in the area. A sewer main collapsed in Mount Vernon in April. Last month, a...

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