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      Water main break causes massive sinkhole

      A few residents in Marquette may have experienced a bit of an inconvenience Friday.

      A 16-inch water main break caused an enormous sink hole on 7th street. Marquette City Public works crews were called to the scene at 1:30 Friday morning.

      Workers shut off the water for several residences on the block near Fisher and 7th street. They blocked off the surrounding roads, because the ground began to sink.

      The dip became a full blown sink hole. The city will continue to work on the scene, but more permanent measures will need to be taken.

      "To get the road back and operational on a temporary basis, about $130,000-$150,000. Then we'll have to do a total road reconstruction later on" says Public Works director, Kurt Goodman.

      Construction on the sink hole is expected to continue throughout the weekend. Fisher Street to Highway 41 will be closed until further notice.