Man falls in sink hole near Pio Nono Avenue

jwilliams@macon.comJuly 8, 2013 

Macon police responded Thursday to a report of a man falling into a sinkhole on Pio Nono Avenue.

An employee at the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 4030 Pio Nono Ave. told police she saw a man walking northbound along the road before he disappeared in a sinkhole. The man was pulled from the hole by fire-rescue workers and police before being taken by ambulance to The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Steve Pettis, assistant director of public works for the city of Macon, said Pio Nono Avenue is a state highway and under the care of the Department of Transportation. From his observation Monday, he said the hole is in the dirt next to a storm drain on the northbound side of Pio Nono near the KFC, and it appears to be about 4 feet wide and 4 feet deep.

Pettis said the hole was blocked off by tape and traffic barrels, most likely put there by the state Department of Transportation.

A representative from the DOT could not be reached for comment late Monday.

To contact writer Jaime Williams, call 744-4331.

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