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New York Video: A Giant Van in the Bronx


NEW YORK CITY – It was a wild scene in New York City when a pickup truck fell into a huge sinkhole on Monday.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection responded to the Bronx to investigate the scene.

The van was parked and unattended at the time. Another vehicle’s wheel could be seen hanging over the opening in the roadway.

No injuries were reported.

As the van was pulled from the giant sinkhole, crews continued to work Tuesday morning to repair the street.

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Officials say the repair work will be extensive and the block will remain closed for about a week to rebuild underground infrastructure and restore the roadway.

The sinkhole opened up after a day of torrential rains and flooding in the area. But the city says there is no evidence that weather conditions played a role in the sinkhole.

Residents tell our sister station WABC-TV they disagree because they’ve had several problems in this block, including flooding in their basements when it rains heavily.

Neighbors were without water service early Tuesday.

“The guy I spoke to earlier, he said it was probably going to take about two hours, but then he looked at me and said it was probably going to be longer than that,” a resident told WABC.

Crews filled the sinkhole with sand and dirt as they attempted to secure the area.

There was another sinkhole in the neighborhood that appeared last month, just around the corner from this site.

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