Massive sinkhole opens up on West Napoleon after waterline break

METAIRIE - A massive muddy sinkhole opened on West Napoleon Avenue this afternoon after a waterline broke beneath the street.

Photo courtesy Jefferson Parish

West Napoleon between Haring Road and Kent Avenue has been closed so crews could begin emergency repairs, according to Jefferson Parish officials.

Repairs should be completed by midnight.

Fleming Construction Company has been hired to complete the work for an estimated cost of $10,000, according to the parish.