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Ala Moana park sinkhole forces city to block off parking stalls

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A small sinkhole at Ala Moana Beach Park is creating a big headache for park users.

The sinkhole has closed off the ewa entrance of the park, and resulted in the temporary loss of nearly 100 parking stalls.

"It sucks," said one parkgoer on Friday.

The repairs will last about two weeks. In the meantime, city crews are asking for patience.

"We closed it at that keyhole area because that allows traffic to use that area to turn around and head out the other direction," said Mark Yonamine, deputy director of the city Department of Design and Construction.

A leaking sewer line caused the sinkhole.

Ahead of Tropical Storm Darby, crews dug up half the street, patched the line, then filled in the hole with a concrete mixture.

Once the storm passes, crews will reinforce their work and do the same to the other half of the street.

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