Water Main Break Under Railroad Track on Kensington Rd East of Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights

Westbound Kensington Road just east of Northwest Highway was closed this afternoon after Union Pacific Railroad reported a sinkhole on the access line to Heller Lumber. Railroad cars were delivering product to Heller Lumber when the sinkhole was discovered.

A leaking and broken water main was located near or right under the railroad track that runs from the main line to Heller Lumber.

Arlington Heights Public Works Department officials were on the scene and are expected to be working possibly through much of the night hours. Westbound Kensington Road may remain closed through part of the daylight hours Friday. Railroad workers will have to inspect and finish proper grading under the railroad track that crosses Kensington Road.

Westbound traffic on Kensington Road was diverted to northbound Hickory Avenue. Eastbound Kensington Road seemed to be unobstructed most of the time.

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