Busted pipe causes gaping sinkhole in Manhattan

November 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City say a broken water pipe caused a large sinkhole to form in Manhattan.

The 20-foot long sinkhole opened up on the Upper West Side Monday morning. According to the city Department of Environmental Protection, a private water pipe caused the sinkhole.

Workers quickly fixed the pipe and then repaved the street.

City officials say water has been restored.

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