LAS VEGAS - Drivers are concerned about a sinkhole that has developed on Roy Horn Way near Decatur Boulevard. If a driver veers right, he or she will run right into the sinkhole.
It's happened before. In summer 2010, a woman's car landed in six-foot-wide sinkhole at Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard. What was a solid road became a huge sinkhole, due to a pipe that was leaking 18 feet below ground.
The sinkhole on Roy Horn Way stretches a few feet underground. Unlike potholes which start above ground, sinkholes start below ground. Erosion occurs, water pools and the ground below the road becomes compromised and can suddenly collapse.
Crews blocked the Roy Horn Way sinkhole with just a few rocks – which are not enough to prevent drivers from rolling into it.
Viewers alerted Traffic8 about this sinkhole Monday. Traffic8 immediately reported it to Clark County and Water District officials.
The good news is Clark County officials wasted little time and fixed this sinkhole hours after Traffic8 reached out to them. They also followed up with water reclamation and USA Dig for further road work in the area. The rocks have been replaced by sawhorses, and the hole is filled.
What's driving you crazy? You can e-mail your traffic complaints and questions to Brian Loftus.