NEW YORK — It was a wild scene in New York when a truck fell into a huge sinkhole on Monday.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection responded to the Bronx to investigate the scene.
The van was parked and unattended at the time. The wheel of another vehicle appeared to be hanging over the opening in the roadway.
No injuries were reported.
While the truck was removed from the giant sinkhole, crews continued to work Tuesday morning to repair the road.
Officials say the repair work will be extensive and the block will be closed for about a week to rebuild the underground infrastructure and restore the road surface.
The sinkhole opened after a day of torrential rain and flooding across the region. But the city says there’s no evidence weather played a role in the sinkhole.
Residents tell our sister station WABC-TV they disagree because they’ve had a lot of problems on that block, like flooding in their basements when it rains a lot.
Neighbors were without water early Tuesday.
“The guy I talked to earlier said it would probably be about two hours, but then he looked at me and said it would probably be longer than that,” one resident told WABC.
Crews were filling the sinkhole with sand and dirt as they tried to secure the area.
There was another sinkhole in the neighborhood that popped up last month, just around the corner from this location.
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