BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A number of questions remain about a large sinkhole that formed Saturday in Mount Vernon.

Repairs on West Centre Street are expected to take weeks, if not longer. In the meantime, the road will stay closed, and authorities will try to determine what happened.

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However, some water and sewer lines were damaged when the hole formed, so the cause might stay a mystery.

WJZ has learned that Baltimore Gas and Electric was doing work in the area at the time.

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At least one nearby business, Trinacria Cafe, says the hole is burying their bottom line.

Manager Jennifer Whitehurst says the road closures were bad enough, but the lack of water and power on Saturday forced them to shut down.

Public works is asking for patience, citing aging infrastructure.

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