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Citizen complaint of the day: Lake forming in East Boston

Sinkhole on Maverick Street

Incipient Lake Maverick.

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the sinkole of unusual size forming at Maverick and Orleans streets in East Boston:

Intersection is dramatically sinking. There is at least a 2 foot drop in one large area. It is only a matter of hours/days that this street collapses. Water is now pouring out from the ground.

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Good time to park your old car over that spot so when the earth swallows your car the insurance company will get you a new one!

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This story is all wet, a soggy excuse for journalism. I think you've reached a new low point, Adam. Just sloshing around in the news isn't real reporting. I realize you've only been doing this for a little while, so you're still wet behind the ears, but I got a sinking feeling reading this story.

- Glub Glub

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Dramatic much. Streets don't just collapse from a puddle.

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This intersection has some very heavy construction happening right now—the “lake” in question has a building going up on one side, and a giant pit on the other. For a while the street was straight up closed off to traffic and large trucks and equipment sat there 6 days a week. Plus BWSC tore up the street replacing water and sewer lines earlier this year. The intersection has been sinking for the better part of a year, this water isn’t helping.

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