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Dangerous Metro East sinkhole puts neighbors in danger

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) –- Collapsing streets continue to plague a Metro-East neighborhood, and parents say the sinkholes are putting their children in danger.

City leaders were first approached In June, then again in July, and now it’s the end of September when the work was promised to be completed, and residents are frustrated.

Just yards from where children play, a cavernous hole swallows toys and threatens safety, growing deeper every time it rains.

A barricade that was put in place more than a year ago has fallen, and parents say no one has been back since.

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks says contractors have the job and engineers are completing the plans, but he admits the project is moving slow, and won’t be done before November.

He promises a new barricade by Thursday.

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