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Monday, 10 August 2015 23:16

Sinkhole in El Paso, TX Swallows Up Car

In the early morning on August 6, a sinkhole in El Paso trapped a car and its driver.

KVIA news reported the five- to six-foot-deep hole was the result of a water main break that happened around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Shadow Mountain and Thunderbird on the city’s West Side.

Sinkhole

EPWU worked the scene until the late afternoon on August 6. The car was pulled from the hole and towed and its driver did not suffer any injuries.

KVIA

 

“The water that escapes the pipe causes all the dirt and soil above it to be pushed downstream and so that creates a gap between the pipe and the actual pavement itself,” El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Spokesperson Christina Montoya told the station.

El Pasoans posted photos of the vehicle swallowed by the hole on Twitter.

EPWU worked the scene until the late afternoon on August 6. The car was pulled from the hole and towed and its driver did not suffer any injuries, according to KVIA.

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