Sinkhole causes problems for west side intersection

Small sinkhole 14th & Tibbs

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A small sinkhole is causing problems for motorists on the city’s west side early Thursday.

Shortly after 4 a.m., police units in the area of West 14th Street and North Tibbs Avenue reported a sinkhole in the roadway.

The officers described the hole as being about two feet in diameter, but expressed concern that the entire road was about to collapse.

Department of Public Works crews arrived on the scene and placed barricades around the sinkhole.

Traffic in the southbound lanes of Tibbs Avenue was restricted.  Drivers going southbound had to get into the northbound lanes to get around the barricades. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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