Sinkhole found on Maunakea Street

Published: Jul. 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM HST
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CHINATOWN (HawaiiNewsNow) - A sinkhole was discovered in Chinatown Tuesday morning after Honolulu Fire Department and Gas Company crews rushed to the scene of a possible gas leak.

It happened at about 7 a.m. on Maunakea Street.

When crews arrived to the scene, they did not detect any gas emission. However, they did discover a sinkhole hole containing debris next to the curb about a foot in diameter and 18 inches in depth.

HFD evacuated staff from the restaurant adjacent to the hole as a precautionary measure.

Honolulu police blocked off part of Maunakea Street while they investigated.

Gas Company crews remained on the scene and waited for the restaurant to turn on their gas stoves to check for an internal leak.

No injuries were reported.

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