Sinkhole opens up next to garage in Dayton

A woman woke up early this morning to find a large sinkhole had opened up next to her garage in Dayton.

A neighbor first spotted the hole – which is about three feet deep and four feet across – in an alley between Hodapp and Wilfred avenues.

Kathy Harris says she called the city water and street crews right away, and they responded and covered the area with grates.

“They were nice enough to help me get my car out of the garage because I didn’t know how I was going to do anything,” she said.

Crews ran a camera into the hole to determine whether it might have been caused by recent rain or a pipe that runs under the garage and to the house.

They plan to start making repairs around 8 a.m. tomorrow.