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Sinkhole in Oxford Eats Highway Six

OXFORD, Miss–City of Oxford Emergency Manager Jimmy Allgood confirms a sinkhole between Jackson Avenue and Coliseum Drive on Highway 6 eastbound. 

MDOT is currently on the scene assessing the damage. The sinkhole is an estimated 18 feet in diameter and about 10-12 feet deep in the middle of the road. It’s hampering traffic in both lanes. Allgood urges drivers to take a different route.

Before emergency crews arrived at the scene, drivers were stopping traffic.

“If someone had crashed, it would have been fatal, no doubt about that,” says Allgood.

News Mississippi will keep you updated as it develops.

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