Sinkhole repaired on CT golf course in time for Travelers Championship; Hurricane Ida blamed for damage

Nearly a year after Hurricane Ida drenched the state and caused a large sinkhole beneath train tracks and a natural gas pipe on a golf course, the damage was fixed in time for the course to be ready for this weekend’s Travelers Championship. Three seasons and 10 months later, repairs and cleanup are complete, state Department of Transportation spokesperson Josh Morgan said Tuesday. The cost to repair the sinkhole was $5 million, but the DOT received notice it was eligible for upwards of 90 percent reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because the governor declared a state of emergency in the days after Ida, Morgan said. The natural gas pipeline had to be closed off, drained and attached to a temporary detour pipe for the gas, which sat atop the ground until the repairs were complete, he said.

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