Sinkhole nearly swallows car in Maryland

by Michael Mosher on September 16, 2013

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PIKESVILLE, MD (CBS/WJZ) — A water main break in a Pikesville, Maryland neighborhood nearly swallowed a car.

There was muddy gushing water, a sinkhole in Old Painted Post Road and a car nearly consumed by what Public Works officials are calling an 8-inch water main Monday (5/13).

The water was racing through the neighborhood as crews shut down the road.

Quency Bynum says he was getting ready to leave his mother’s house to head to the store when all of a sudden, his car was swallowed by a growing, gaping hole.

Residents and workers stood mesmerized by the bizarre scene. Public Works says it’s unclear what caused the break and gallons of waters to gush to the surface.

The water main break started at the top of the hill. Water raced down the street and residents were concerned that water pressure in their own homes may be low for quite some time.

Public Works says Minnie Dukes, who has not enough water to wash her clothes, is one of about 100 residents nearby now without water, as they work to repair the pipes.

As for Bynum, he says after Monday, this financial loss will be water under the bridge.

The car has been pulled out of the sinkhole. The cause is of the incidents is under investigation.

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