A road collapsed in the Bronx after the heavy rains hit New York earlier this week. A van fell into a gigantic, several-meter-long hole. The mayor of the city said that no one was hurt in the accident.
A hole in the road appeared in Morris Park along Radcliff and Avenue on Monday, the New York City Fire Department said. The tear was about 17 meters long, 4.5 meters wide and 6 meters deep. It was big enough that a van parked along the sidewalk crashed into it.
“Thank God no one was hurt!” – Twitter Mayor of New York Eric Adams.
The hole damaged the water main, so that several dozen nearby houses were cut off from the water.
“An investigation into the root cause of the road collapse is underway,” said Edward Timbers, a spokesman for the city’s environmental department. “The weather certainly could have played a part in this,” he added. Earlier, a heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds passed over the northern part of the city. The storm caused flight delays and the grounding of planes at all three major airports in the region, and the rains paralyzed the subways in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
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