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School bus gets stuck in Washington Heights sinkhole

(Erika Rivera, via Twitter)
February 25, 2014 9:31:14 AM PST
A mini school bus got caught in a sinkhole on a street in upper Manhattan Tuesday morning.

The rear tire of the Reliant Transportation bus began sinking into West 164th Street, off Broadway, in Washington Heights just after 8 a.m.

Eleven children and four adults were aboard the bus at the time.

No injuries were reported.

The FDNY believes the sinkhole may have been caused by a water condition in the street, and the DEP determined the source of the water leak was from the failure of prior repair clamp on a 12-inch water main.

West 164th Street remains closed for repairs from Broadway to St. Nicholas Avenue.

Eight 6-story residential buildings will be temporarily impacted while repair operations are ongoing.


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