Sinkhole Opens On Ingleside Street

The San Francisco Department of Public Works and Public Utilities Commission are working on repairs.

A sinkhole with caution tape around it.
The sinkhole as it appeared on Wednesday afternoon. | Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

A small and deep sinkhole has opened up on a street in Ingleside Terraces.

Residents along the 130 block of Lunado Way reported the emergence of a sinkhole in the middle of the street on Wednesday afternoon. Department of Public Works employees were dispatched at around 5:20 p.m. to secure the scene, DPW Director of Policy and Communications Rachel Gordon said. 

“I'm not sure yet of what the cause is,” Gordon said. “Usually sinkholes are under their [SFPUC] jurisdiction.”

The Lunado Way sinkhole. It was over six feet deep. | Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

While Gordon is unsure of a timeline, she said DPW is working with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to investigate and fix the hole. 

SFPUC Senior Communications Specialist Jonathan “JP” Steerer said they have not received any reports of a problem in the area.

For resident Ben Nadler, who has lived in the neighborhood for 43 years across from where the sinkhole appeared, the sinkhole is worrisome. Nadler also said he has never seen anything like this happen in the area during his time living there. 

“My parents are old and they already have a hard time walking on flat ground so it makes me nervous for them,” Nadler said. “I know how these things go and they can just get big. I care about the people in my neighborhood.”

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