NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A tow truck pulled a garbage truck from a sinkhole that opened up in South Nashville early Monday morning after a weekend of heavy rain and flash flooding. FOX 17 News has learned this isn’t the first time businesses in this area have dealt with the ground dropping out.
Arthur Townsend has worked at the Domino's off Harding Mall Drive for three years. He says this is at least the fourth time he’s seen this happening, and each time, the hole has gotten bigger.
“They need to get all the way down and make sure whatever pipes are at the very bottom are possibly replaced because I think it might be tied into a storm line,” Townsend said.
He says it normally happens after there’s been a series of heavy rains, and in the past, they’ve had people come out to fill it with gravel and repave. But it hasn’t been enough.
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“There’s at least one gas line, one water line and there’s a runoff pipe at the very bottom, so there’s at least three other groups that might have some interest in getting it fixed, especially if that’s a metro water pipe that could break,” Townsend said.
FOX 17 News reached out to Metro Public Works to see if they’re aware of this problem and have any plans to address this issue if it involves their infrastructure. So far, they have not responded.