- 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.

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


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