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Crews repair pipe under sinkhole at Maize South High School

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A sinkhole appeared Thursday at Maize South High School. School officials said Friday that a leak in an underground pipe led to erosion that caused part of the drive to buckle under the weight of a school bus. (Julie Mah/The Wichita Eagle)
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A sinkhole appeared Thursday at Maize South High School. School officials said Friday that a leak in an underground pipe led to erosion that caused part of the drive to buckle under the weight of a school bus. (Julie Mah/The Wichita Eagle)

Crews have installed a new section of storm pipe at Maize South High School, according to school officials, where underground erosion led to an apparent sinkhole last week.

The erosion caused part of a drive to sink under a school bus that was parked at Maize South, at 37th and Tyler Road, on Thursday. The sinkhole was about 7 feet across and 6 feet deep, the district said.

Workers removed the broken section of pipe, as well as loose soil and debris, according to the district’s website Tuesday. They will fill the hole before covering it with a new asphalt patch.

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