By: Rachael Van Cleave On: September 29, 2016 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

On Sept. 29 around 5:30 a.m. the City of South Jordan received a report of a sink hole on the road of South Jordan Parkway (10600 South) and Vermillion Drive (4255 West).

Images of Sink Hole






The sink hole was caused by a broken pipe from an irrigation backflow adjacent to the road in the park strip. The pipe was leaking water for approximately two hours causing the soil under the roadway to erode and the asphalt to collapse.


Crews are on scene excavating the road and assessing the damage. South Jordan Parkway is limited to one lane in both the east and west directions. Vermillion Drive is closed at this location. Drivers are cautioned to slow down in this area. The City expects to have all lanes open later this evening.


No one was injured during this incident and utilities are not expected to be impacted. Repairs to the road, sidewalk, park strip and pipe will continue over the next several days.