Sinkhole Snowplow New Jersey Sinkhole Swallows Innocent Snowplow
As the Northeast continues to get pounded with snow this week, one snowplow driver in New Jersey had an unexpected impediment during cleanup efforts.
The accident happened 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as he was plowing a street in the Breakley Park section of Lopatcong Township, Warren County, New Jersey, WFMZ reports.
According to WFMZ, officials said that the driver was able to escape the truck unharmed, but was still taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Instagram user MRLish456 captured the aftermath on Instagram. The township truck’s plow could be seen dangled above the truck, which was partially emerged in the hole.
The driver, identified as as Brian Weeks though shaken, was able to get of his vehicle. He was taken to the hospital for observation, said McKay.
The residents in the neighborhood around the sinkhole experienced water loss in their homes the night before the incident, reports PEOPLE.
The township issued a warning for people to avoid the area. McKay said it could take hours to remove the truck.
Wordsworth Lane closed due to a major sinkhole. Please use an alternate route. If you are experiencing any issues due to the sinkhole, please call the non-emergency number at 908-859-2211. If you are having an emergency, please dial 911.
After the truck was removed, a crew was to go down into the sinkhole, examine the damage and stabilize it, said Wayne Dowd, of W. Dowd Excavating.
Bottled water and 5-gallon buckets were provided for residents in the meantime.
Sinkholes have been making news for awhile now.
in 2014, a sinkhole of substantial size has opened up in Spring Hill, Florida and consumed the driveway and front yard of one home and alarmed neighborhoods over the possibility it may destroy multiple homes. The hole is gradually opening up and thus far is believed to be 30 feet deep. Authorities have evacuated the family of the primary home affected by the doline. At last report,
And in 2013, A Florida was consumed by a sinkhole that randomly sprung up in the middle of his suburban family home outside of Tampa.
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