Bay Ridge residents dealing with second sink hole in a week

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Another sinkhole has opened up in Bay Ridge - the second in a week. (Michael Fiske)

Another sinkhole has opened up in Bay Ridge – the second in a week. (Michael Fiske/Instagram)

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — A sinkhole left a huge hole in a Bay Ridge road Tuesday.

The 6-foot-wide, 6-foot deep crater opened up on 79th Street near 4th Avenue on Tuesday, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.

Department of Environmental Protection investigations showed a water main break in the area, a department spokesperson said. DEP repairs are ongoing. Once the repairs are done, the hole will be filled and paved over.

Power went out in six buildings, but came back on around 4 p.m. Wednesday, a ConEd spokesperson said.

This isn’t the first sinkhole in the area. Bay Ridge residents just a few blocks over also dealt with a sinkhole on July 22.

Two sinkholes also opened up one neighborhood over in Sunset Park over the last year. A hole formed on 56th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues on March 1. Brooklyn residents also dealt with a hole about 10 blocks away in August of 2015 – that one was 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep.

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