- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An enormous sinkhole has opened up in a San Francisco residential neighborhood after a large sewer line broke beneath the street.

A spokesman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission told the San Francisco Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1Vqwp17 ) that crews were checking out a depression in the road Thursday evening when the pavement gave way and the hole appeared.

The hole, about 10 feet deep, 22 feet long and 17 feet wide, swallowed a large section of the street.

It’s unclear why the 18-inch sewer main broke and when. The sinkhole developed before a heavy storm socked San Francisco early Friday.

There was no private property damage and no customers in the pricey Pacific Heights neighborhood had water or sewer service cut off.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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