The road collapsed on Main Street in Ellicott City after a water main break overnight.
Howard County police said they went to the scene around 3:20 a.m, and found water flowing as a result of the water main break. The water caused the roadway to open up, which created a sinkhole. Police said the sinkhole swallowed a car, but the vehicle was not occupied. Police said two homes also had flooded basements as a result of the break.
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County Wastewater Utilities Director Steve Gerwin told CBS Baltimore that water main breaks are not unusual, but the fact that the incident happened right on Main St. recalled the flooding that happened in the summer of 2016.
Later, an additional portion of Main Street was closed due to a gas leak. Police said the water main break and gas leak were unrelated.