Sinkhole Swallows Car in Rodgers Forge

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The latest sinkhole to open up in the Baltimore area took a car in with it. 

The street collapsed in the 100 block of Dumbarton Rd. in the Towson neighborhood of Rodgers Forge following an early-morning water main break on Monday, according to Baltimore’s Department of Public Works. A car also went in, headlights first. Pictures from FOX Baltimore showed one of the Chevy’s rear tires was in the air.

The water outage caused by the break left 137 customers without service. DPW reported that the water main break was repaired around noon, but the road will need some work. The parked car gradually went in By 2:45 p.m., the vehicle was extracted. That left a large hole in the road, exposing the pipe that caused the water main break.

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This is the latest in a series of sinkholes caused by infrastructure issues in the area. In the Mt. Vernon area, one sinkhole closed off a major path to Park Ave. businesses, while a worker fell into another. In Baltimore County, water main breaks caused the road to collapse on York Road in Hunt Valley earlier this summer. In Cockeysville, a school bus was pulled in just after the first of the year.

-Elizabeth Heubeck contributed to this report.


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