PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —Repairs continues on Monday in Fishtown after a giant sinkhole swallows two vehicles over the weekend.
Officials say the 6-inch main broke around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Boston Street.
Neighbors say they woke up to water rushing into their basements, low presser and some spilling out of pipe covers on the sidewalks.
The break caused a large section of street to collapse, and two SUVs that were parked along the road went into the hole.
“The street ate my car,” said Alysaa Bank, who lost her vehicle in the incident.
But neighbors say this isn’t a shock.
“About two months ago or so, there was a water main break, with all the mud like it is now. I had a feeling it might happen again this winter.”
“We opened the door and we heard a lot of commotion and then looked down the street and my car was half way in a sink hole,” said Bennett Daniels.
PGW shut off gas to the entire block, which was closed off to traffic.
Officials said a large portion of the street was structurally undermined by the break, and were concerned about the potential for a much bigger collapse.
The sinkhole, or crater is about 40 feet by 50 feet wide, said John DiGiulio, spokesperson with the Philadelphia Water Department.
“It will not be an easy process,” DiGiulio says.
There was no report of any injuries.
About 15 customers are still without water, six are without gas.