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Large Cave-in on Street Closes Busy Center City Intersection

The street cave-in occurred at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets Monday and the Philadelphia Water Department closed it until further notice.

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    Sewage Hole Closes Center City Intersection

    The busy Center City intersection at 20th and Chestnut streets is closed after part of the street caved in. We take a look at the impact on traffic and SEPTA.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A busy Center City intersection is closed due to a large cave-in on the street.

    • The street cave-in occurred at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets Monday.

    • Cars traveling northbound will be detoured at Sansom while vehicles traveling east on Chestnut will not be able to go past 21st Street.

    A busy Center City intersection is closed for the Tuesday morning commute due to a large cave-in on the street.

    The street cave-in occurred at the intersection of 20th and Chestnut streets Monday and the Philadelphia Water Department closed it until further notice.

    Cars traveling northbound will be detoured at Sansom Street while vehicles traveling east on Chestnut will not be able to go past 21st Street.

    The Water Department will have crews at the intersection Tuesday to start preliminary assessments and make any necessary repairs. However, there is no timeline available at the moment.

    "Sometimes the sewers fail, we will see if we can identify what caused that to happen," water department spokesman John GiGuilio said.

    Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible. Market Street can be used to go eastbound.