- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A trash truck had to be pulled out of a huge sinkhole that opened underneath it on a narrow Philadelphia street.

The Waste Management crew hauling about 13 tons of trash got a surprise when the rear wheels of their vehicle fell through the blacktop in south Philadelphia around 10 a.m. Monday.

Police closed off the area as utility crews responded to the scene. The sinkhole also appeared to swallow up part of the sidewalk on one side of the street.

A tow truck freed the trash truck, which was able to drive away. No one was hurt.

Workers are at the scene inspecting water and gas lines below the street for damage.

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