Sinkhole Swallows Minivan
By Eran Lillestrand (not verified)
March 3, 2008 - 11:20pm ET
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Besides E. Coli the bread and butter of this blog has been our nation's crumbling infrastructure. Decades of neglect from conservatives have caused infrastructure catastrophes from bridge collapses to sinkholes and cost untold billions.
The latest example hits particularly close to home for me and Rick, literally since it happened right here in Chicago. Click through for the striking picture.
A water-main break on Chicago's West Side overnight created a sinkhole that swallowed a minivan parked on the street, police said.
The main broke sometime in the early morning Monday in the 2600 block of West Luther Street in the Little Village neighborhood, said Tom LaPorte, a spokesman for the Department of Water Management.
By daylight, police had received reports of the large sinkhole, Officer Marcel Bright said. City crews towed the vehicle from the hole and blocked off the residential street.
The hole measured about 10 feet by 10 feet and was about 8 feet deep, Bright said.
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