CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A large sink hole developed at a busy intersection in downtown Charleston Wednesday evening.

The hole came open right in the middle of the intersection of Quarrier and Brooks streets next to the offices of the state Public Service Commission at around 4:30.

Charleston police said the hole was at least six feet deep, 5 feet wide and 10 feet long.

Police taped off the intersection putting motorists in search of other options to get around Charleston.

The city’s Public Works Department said the hole was caused when a old clay drain pipe collapsed. Crews were filling the hole with gravel Wednesday night.

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  • Roger

    I am shocked they haven't declare a state of emergency. Anywhere else in the state its no big deal but if it happens in Charleston.... look out.

  • Jason R.

    What's the big deal? The whole city is a large sink hole that sucks the life out of the rest of the state.

    • GregG

      I couldn't agree more!

  • Silas Lynch

    That settles it!! Danny Jones needs to raise the user fee. All these out-of-towners from S.C. and Dunbar and places coming into Charleston and working are tearing Charleston's infrastructure to shreds.....

    • GregG

      You beat me to it Silas.

  • Dumb Liberals

    Quick! Call the legislators, governor, and their lackeys over to inspect. With any luck, the hole is the purgatorial entrance and they all will be consumed. Oh that would be a blessed day. (Can you imagine the belch?)

  • The Answer

    Just maybe an omen for the PSC to think about.
    They could be next if they approve AEP next rate hike request.
    Just a thought...

  • David

    Put Danny jones and kent carper in it and fill it in..

    Throw mark plants in to!