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Car removed from a giant sinkhole that was created by broken water main

May 3, 2022, 1:52 PM | Updated: 3:43 pm
Picture credit: SLC Department of Public Utilities...
Picture credit: SLC Department of Public Utilities

SALT LAKE CITY — A car that was swallowed by a sinkhole on Tuesday morning has been removed from the crater that was created by a broken water main. The Salt Lake Department of Public Utilities said that repairs can now begin on a broken water main.


The water main break early Tuesday morning created a seven-foot sinkhole that ended up swallowing a small car.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department said the water main break happened on 1300 South between 700 West and 900 West.  They reported damage to two homes and other vehicles along with the car that sunk.


According to KSL TV, the car owner claimed the car was his only mode of reliable transportation. He told KSL NewsRadio what happened on the Dave and Dujanovic program late Tuesday morning.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said that repairs to the water main could take between six to eight hours. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.


 

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