Truck removed from small sinkhole in Hialeah
HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Hialeah Police, Fire Rescue and Hazmat crews responded to the scene of a semi-truck stuck in the road after it partially sank in a sinkhole.
It happened in the area of West Second Avenue and 27th Street, Friday afternoon, after the road gave way when a water main broke in the area.
The 18-wheeler, containing a payload of automotive products, had its front tire stuck in the hole, which was about six feet in diameter and 2-and-half to 3 feet deep.
The Hazmat team along with Hialeah Fire Rescue units responded in case a fuel spill might have occurred as a result. However, they found none. Also, no injuries were reported.
A tow company removed the cabin, with the driver still sitting inside, first. Then the trailer was lifted up, above the road, by another tow truck.
The truck was removed before 1 p.m., and crews have since patched up the hole.
Officials said a worker severed a water main, causing a leak, which caused the chunk of road to give way.
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