Manhole collapse closes off Clinton Street in Bloomington

By WEEK Producer

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Manhole collapse closes off Clinton Street in Bloomington

June 5, 2014 Updated Jun 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The partial collapse of a manhole has closed off southbound traffic on Clinton Street at Locust Street until repairs can be completed.

Part of Market Street is also closed.

The manhole problem was first discovered yesterday. It is made of bricks and possibly dates back to the late 1800s.

Emergency excavation has begun and should be completed by Saturday.

Southbound Clinton Street traffic is being redirected via a Locust Street detour.