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Another $2M-plus needed to fix Kingston sinkhole

KINGSTON (AP) -- A sinkhole that first opened two years ago on a Hudson Valley street is proving to be a money pit for a local municipality.
 
   City officials in Kingston learned from a contractor earlier this week that it will cost more than $2 million to stabilize the storm water tunnel underneath the sinkhole on Washington Avenue. That's about $2 million more than was originally estimated to fix the problem that first developed in the spring of 2011.
 
   In all, the city expects to spend $6 million fixing the sinkhole, which has kept the road closed for two years.
 
   The sinkhole is blamed on a leaky tunnel that was constructed for New York City's water system about 100 years ago. Some homeowners near the sinkhole have reported cracks in windows and walls.
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