Sinkhole swallows up 2 cars in Manorhaven

A super-sized sinkhole swallowed up two cars and trapped a Nassau police car for hours Monday. Port Washington Water Authority officials say a water-main break created the sinkhole and turned part of

News 12 Staff

Dec 17, 2007, 11:20 PM

Updated 6,053 days ago

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A super-sized sinkhole swallowed up two cars and trapped a Nassau police car for hours Monday.
Port Washington Water Authority officials say a water-main break created the sinkhole and turned part of Cambridge Avenue into a river. Water Authority Superintendent Italo Vacchio says the combination of heavy rain followed by a rapid drop in temperature is to blame for the break.
Vacchio says his crews have been working since 4 a.m. to repair the road and restore water. Port Washington officials told News 12 Long Island that the water flow and the roadway was restored by Monday evening.
There were no reported injuries and only minor damage to the vehicles.
For extended footage of the massive sinkhole in Manorhaven, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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