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PHOTOS: Massive sinkhole opens up after water main break in Cookeville

(Submitted to FOX 17 News)

A Putnam County road became washed out due to a water main break Tuesday morning.

Photos sent into FOX 17 News show a part of East Spring Street/Highway 70 completely washed out. The roadway has since re-opened according Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton.

The break apparently happened to a 14-inch water main at about 2:20 a.m.

Drivers were asked to avoid the road from the Board of Education/Highway 111 until Beverly Hills Market/Chuck Johnson's Nursery.

The city of Cookeville is working with the Tennessee Department of Highways to determine the next steps for the road.

This story will be updated as information develops.

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