UPDATE: A community in the city of Kimball is dealing with the damage caused by days of heavy rain.

Bob Wilkerson says he hasn't seen flooding like this since 2004.

He was one of the first people who spotted the sinkhole.

Nearly a dozen houses sit between the Tennessee River and Sequatchie Creek.

Bob Wilkerson says standing water has been in the neighborhood for days possibly weeks.

He says that's the possible cause for the sinkhole at the entrance for their subdivision.

“I guess with all of the water running it eventually gave way under the road,” said Wilkerson.

Wilkerson heard about the sinkhole from a neighbor, and he was curious to see it.

He says at first, only half of the roadway was missing about 4:00pm Monday afternoon.

“I guess 6 to 8 feet wide, and about 5 to 6 feet deep,” said Wilkerson. “So I said clearly this is going to be a problem.”

City officials, construction crews and law enforcement made a temporary fix for drivers’ safety.

It was patched then covered within two hours.

“Right now what they have after they put the crusher in and the gravel to fill it up in the steel planks down,” said Wilkerson. “I suppose next they will have to just pave over it.”

At this time it’s unclear how long it will take for the water to recede before they can inspect the issue.

Once that is complete crews will start on a permanent solution.

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PREVIOUS STORY: A large sinkhole has formed on a road in Marion County on Monday.

The sinkhole is on River's Edge Drive in the city of Kimball.

A viewer sent a photo of the sinkhole to the Channel 3 newsroom.

TDOT officials say the repairs will be made by the city of Kimball's public works department.

Channel 3 found crews at the scene, working to cover the sinkhole on Monday night.

We do not know when the repair will be finished.

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