UPDATED, 7:09 p.m.

A sizable sinkhole opened up on Constantinople Street Thursday when rain from the day's storms poured into a hole workers dug to fix a water main break.

Crews were working on the 12-inch water main near Tchoupitoulas Street Thursday morning when the rain began and the flow of water caused the street to begin collapsing around the repair site.

The Sewerage and Water Board was able to stabilize the site and complete major repairs that allowed water to be restored to customers Thursday evening. Other minor repairs are expected to be completed and the sinkhole filled in on Friday.

Jeff Adelson, jadelson@theadvocate.com


After the heavy rains that caused flooding throughout the New Orleans area on Wednesday and Thursday, a large sinkhole has developed on Constantinople Street in Uptown.

Several pictures of the hole were tweeted out Thursday afternoon, and the hole is reportedly getting larger as the water drains.

Stay tuned for updates.