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After a sink hole opened in a woman’s backyard, the City of Syracuse has deemed it her responsibility

A Syracuse woman has been dealing with a sink hole in her backyard that started as a small hole her husband stumbled into, and has grown to be 12 feet deep.

Deborah Preaster worries it will grow and has asked the City of Syracuse for help, but was told it’s not city property by the Sewer and Engineering Departments.

After 30 years in her home, Preaster has no idea what to do to fix the issue.


After the city investigated the hole it was determined to be on private property and have no affect on city infrastructure.

“To provide additional assistance to the property owner the city has made contact with the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation and the United States Geological Survey to seek further expertise and guidance on how the condition can be addressed,” said Chief Operating Officer Corey Driscoll Dunham.



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