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UPDATE: Some Toledo Traffic Lanes Reopen After Sinkhole

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: 07/05/2013

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Some traffic lanes on a Toledo road have been reopened after a sinkhole caused the pavement to collapse and swallowed a moving car earlier this week.

Toledo's WTOL-TV reports the northbound lanes on Detroit Avenue reopened Friday after repair crews worked through the Fourth of July holiday.

A city spokeswoman says the collapse of brick sewers beneath the road caused the approximately 10-foot-deep sinkhole Wednesday. The driver was briefly trapped but climbed out using a ladder with help from a firefighter.

The station reports crews continue to work on repairs to the combined sewer and water line. Crews are expected to finish these repairs early next week. The pavement restoration is scheduled to be completed next week.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police in northwest Ohio say a sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a Toledo street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out when authorities provided a ladder.

Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath that road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep.

Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn't appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Heffernan says Knox saw the vehicle in front of her start to slip into the hole but drive beyond it. He says Knox couldn't avoid it.

Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole. Repairs to the road are expected to take days.

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