Sinkhole displaces 20 residents in Central El Paso
Sinkhole displaces 20 residents in Central El Paso
A sinkhole displaced close to 20 residents early Wednesday morning, June 12 in Central El Paso, according to the El Paso Fire Department.

The Fire Department says they responded to a water main break at the 3700 block of Tularosa Avenue at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.

At around midnight, residents were being evacuated from the area. No injuries have been reported.

Sun Metro is assisting families with transportation. Red Cross also assisted at the scene, according to the Fire Department.

KTSM spoke with a spokesperson with El Paso Water who said the water main break is 24 inches, and the sinkhole has swallowed two cars.

The spokesperson says the water line was previously identified as one that needed to be replaced and will be replaced soon.

Once crews finish repairing the line and it is back in service, an investigation into why the water main broke will be conducted.

"EP water has contracted with a local contractor who is going to replace this main from the intersection of Copia all the way to U.S.-54. The contract is barely getting started. We're waiting for a notice to proceed for the contractor to begin operation," said utility operations officer Felipe Lopez.