- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A street in Syracuse is shut down after a 20-foot-deep sink hole opened up as the road was being salted by a city public works vehicle.

Officials say a DPW truck was salting a stretch of Milton Avenue just before 6 a.m. Wednesday when the pavement gave way. No injuries are being reported.

The street has been sealed off and crews are working to fix it.

Commissioner Pete O’Connor tells Time Warner Cable News that it’s one of the largest sinkholes he’s ever seen. He says Tuesday’s heavy rains combined with an ice buildup may have caused a sewer line under the street to break.

Last month, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner issued another request for federal funding to repair the city’s aging infrastructure, which averages about one water main break a day.

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