SALT LAKE COUNTY

Giant sinkhole on 10600 South diverts traffic in South Jordan

Aug 4, 2023, 6:30 PM

A worker examines the damage of a sinkhole that formed in the middle lane of the eastbound lanes of...

A worker examines the damage of a sinkhole that formed in the middle lane of the eastbound lanes of 10600 South in South Jordan on Friday. Photo credit: Aimee Cobabe.

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A giant sinkhole on 10600 South in South Jordan has forced the closure of the eastbound lanes of the road.

As a result, all eastbound lanes are being diverted near I-15. The sinkhole occurred in the middle lane near 400 West. 

South Jordan officials said there is a storm drain under the road and they think it may have caused the ground to cave in.

A giant sinkhole opened up in the middle of the 106th South eastbound lanes in South Jordan on Friday afternoon. Photo credit: Aimee Cobabe/KSL NewsRadio.

They said the hole is roughly 18 feet deep and wide enough to fit an entire vehicle.

KSL NewsRadio asked one city worker how often this happens. He just shrugged his shoulders and said, “It happens.”

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use an alternate route. 

There is no estimation on how long the lanes will be closed.

 

Mark Jones contributed to this article. 

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Giant sinkhole on 10600 South diverts traffic in South Jordan