PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A sanitation truck became trapped in a deep sinkhole around 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.
The incident occurred on the 1300 block of N. Wanamaker Road in West Philadelphia.READ MORE: Phillies Hit 4 Homers In 13-1 Win, Finish Sweep Of Nationals
Fire crews indicate a pipe burst turning a pothole into a large sinkhole.
The truck was on a route when it got stuck. The sinkhole reached the top of the truck’s bumper.
Chief Eric Tingle of the Philadelphia Fire Department says, “It does appear to be a small water main break.”READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls On Top Of Them In Fairmount Park Near Mann Center In West Philly
The six inch water main break left 60 properties without water and gas. It is believed the truck falling into the pothole caused the water main break.
One resident comments, “It looks like a cave! I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. It’s absurd.”
The incident remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Week Starts With Muggy Conditions Before Cold Front Arrives