Sinkhole in New Jersey causes evacuations

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Anthony Johnson reports from South Amboy. (WABC)

Several homes in South Amboy remain evacuated after the end of a street slid into a nearby ravine.

South Amboy Police were called to Gordon Street about 6:3O a.m. Tuesday about a sinkhole on the 300 block.

The sinkhole looks like a twenty foot drop off the side of a steep cliff. The mud and dirt is what was once beneath the road of Gordon Street until early this morning when it all gave way. A SUV was swallowed along with the street.

Crews are checking the extent of the damage, which was apparently caused by a slow leaking water main break eroding the surface below the street.

Engineers are checking the structural integrity of the homes to make sure their foundations are sound.

Residents living on the perimeter of the sink hole are worried. Four houses in that area have been evacuated.

No one was injured.
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