Sinkhole covered up near Hard Rock Café downtown as crews work on full repair

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A possible sinkhole caused problems downtown Wednesday near the Hard Rock Café.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department blocked the area off with caution tape.

The sinkhole is in a parking spot, not in the middle of traffic, at the corner of Meridian Street and Maryland Street. Citizens energy said the "hole" was 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep and has since been covered up.

"Citizens Energy Group crews responded immediately to investigate and determined that the damage was not related to Citizens sewer, water, natural gas or thermal systems. The location has since been plated and the site is secure," the utility company said in a statement.

Citizens is working on a full repair with Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) crews.

This is the second time in the past year a sinkhole opened downtown. In July 2018, a  sinkhole developed at the busy intersection of Ohio and Pennsylvania. That sinkhole was 17 feet across, 10.5 feet deep, and 14 feet long.

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